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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (271 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Tony Koltz, Tony Zinni, Robb Webb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From one of the country's most prominent writers and one of the military's most outspoken generals comes the audiobook every American must listen to.

Marine general Tony Zinni was known as the Warrior Diplomat during his nearly 40 years of service. As a soldier, his credentials were impeccable, whether leading troops in Vietnam, commanding hair-raising rescue operations in Somalia, or -- as Commander in Chief of CENTCOM -- directing strikes against Iraq and Al Qaeda. As peacemaker, he made his mark conducting dangerous troubleshooting missions all over Africa, Asia, and Europe. While serving as Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy to the Middle East, disagreements over the 2003 Iraqi war and its probable aftermath caused him to resign.

In Battle Ready, he is candid, thoughtful and blunt about both the good and the bad. Battle Ready follows the evolution of General Zinni and the Marine Corps, from the cauldron of Vietnam through the operational revolution of the '70s and '80s, to the new realities of the post-Cold War, post-9/11 military.

This is an in-depth view to a man, an institution, and a way of war and peace, making this an instant classic of military history.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim Noyes | 9/15/2013

    " Very well written. Gen Tony Zinni is presented as a great, great American, I came away with much respect & gratitude for his service. Since reading this, every time I see Gen Zinni in the media (which isn't nearly enough) I find him facinating and on point. This is a book everyone must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kandice | 8/13/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was hard for me too, because I am very unfamiliar with service lingo! I kept having to look up ranks, and the such. The fact that I DID and kept reading says a lot for the book! I also enjoyed listening to him read parts of it aloud. He has a lot of charisma! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kevin Wilkinson | 7/27/2013

    " Was a good book well written. But it was another one of those American type blow my own horn self biographies. Yes, you were a successful American military leader like hundreds of others except you knew Clancy, so let's write about me! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dan | 12/7/2012

    " Interesting. Which is code for boring. "

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