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  • Published: 27 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857501684
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $24.99
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It Doesn't Take A Hero



An autobiography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. As well as detailing his life and military service, it chronicles the behind-the-scenes events of the Gulf War as seen from his vantage point.

In this remarkable autobiography, Norman Schwarzkopf recounts his boyhood years in New Jersey, during the Second World War, and his unique adolescence spent in the Middle East and Europe that would later prove invaluable. Here, too, is a frank account of his life at West Point and his early disillusionment with the 'real' Army that nearly prompted him to leave the military.

General Schwarzkopf speaks openly about his tours of duty in Vietnam, his assignments in Washington and his sometimes uneasy relationship with the Pentagon. He provides inspiring thoughts on leadership and reveals the events behind Desert Shield/Desert Storm, including candid portraits of Colin Powell, Richard Cheney and President George Bush. We experience first hand the complexities of coordinating the campaign, of maintaining strategic secrecy during the world's first internationally televised war, and of the sunsitive negotiations with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

It Doesn't Take A Hero is an intensely personal portrait of an American life forged from strongly held ideals tested in the cauldron of war - the triumphant journey of a soldier who set his star by a simple but timeless motto: duty, honour and country.

  • Published: 27 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857501684
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

H Norman Schwarzkopf

Norman Schwarzkopf was born in 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey. The son of a brigadier general, Schwarzkopf graduated from West Point and fought in the Vietnam War. In 1983, he was made a major general and several years later became a four-star general and commander of the U.S. Central Command. His career included commanding forces in Grenada and the Persian Gulf War. In recent years he has been in great demand as a public speaker and has used his fame to raise public awareness of prostate cancer. He is married with three children.

Praise for It Doesn't Take A Hero

An excellent book...important for what it says of the career that created a great military and international leader

General Sir Peter de la Billiere

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