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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy, Carl Stiner, Tony Koltz Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Commanders Series Release Date: February 2002 ISBN: 9781415911792
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The first two Commanders books, Every Man a Tiger and Into the Storm, provided masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and more, a book of uncommon timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, “there are itches that only Special Forces can scratch.”

Now, Carl Stiner—the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Command—and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s, through the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s, and on into the new century as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military.

These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers fighting outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and psychological operations—from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of today…

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/5/2014

    " I picked this up to learn a bit more about Special Forces, in light of the Bin Laden raid. This is a pretty good introduction to Special Operations/Forces, with enough history and exmples to make it an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Moss | 12/2/2013

    " This book opened a whole new world of unconventional warfare and military history to me. A really great book on special forces from WWII and beyond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen Crocker | 11/2/2013

    " My dad is mentioned briefly in this book, and I can't help but love it because it's true and good account of the lives of SF ops and keep his memory alive. It makes me so proud of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 10/13/2013

    " Factual reading. Interesting details. Not a life changer. If you are into military history and especially special ops its worth a look. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortino | 9/27/2013

    " A great insight into the operations of Army Special Forces. Gave me understanding that their operations were much more than guts and glory. Much politics and planning go into each operation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cimuchowski | 3/28/2013

    " Tough work. I will stick to preaching and teaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/26/2013

    " This was a cool Tom Clancy because it is non-fiction and all about the history/job of the US special forces. They are bad-a. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel Joseph | 1/2/2013

    " informative. for any military enthusiast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Bridges | 9/16/2012

    " Good primer on America's Special Operations Forces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 3/13/2012

    " All my ideas about special forces turned out to be wrong. Very informative although the story is told from a historical perspective. Do not expect too much technical details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Rast | 2/7/2012

    " You thought he just wrote fiction. This is non-fiction that presents what's clandestine ops really are about. You need to understand why this is important in this age, if you don't know already. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 12/31/2011

    " Special Forces. Hoo-rah et al. But way too much detail for me. Otherwise OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/18/2011

    " This non-fiction book gives a very good history of the various special operations units of the US Armed Forces. There is also a good narrative of actual operations and what went wrong or right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dio Aufa Handoyo | 12/17/2011

    " SF journey from formation by Bill Yarborough to integration with USSOCOM, with heavy focus on Gen. Carl Stiner's experiences. Not very streamlined, but still an interesting nonfiction to learn about SF roles in Panama and the Gulf War. Wish it's possible to give it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 7/6/2011

    " An excellent picture of the special ops services "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortino | 2/6/2011

    " A great insight into the operations of Army Special Forces. Gave me understanding that their operations were much more than guts and glory. Much politics and planning go into each operation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 7/29/2010

    " Tom Clancy and Special Ops - what's not to like?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 9/5/2009

    " This was a cool Tom Clancy because it is non-fiction and all about the history/job of the US special forces. They are bad-a. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 7/23/2009

    " My dad is mentioned briefly in this book, and I can't help but love it because it's true and good account of the lives of SF ops and keep his memory alive. It makes me so proud of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 3/7/2009

    " This non-fiction book gives a very good history of the various special operations units of the US Armed Forces. There is also a good narrative of actual operations and what went wrong or right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel | 6/6/2008

    " informative. for any military enthusiast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 5/3/2008

    " You thought he just wrote fiction. This is non-fiction that presents what's clandestine ops really are about. You need to understand why this is important in this age, if you don't know already. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 1/11/2008

    " All my ideas about special forces turned out to be wrong. Very informative although the story is told from a historical perspective. Do not expect too much technical details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cimuchowski | 10/8/2007

    " Tough work. I will stick to preaching and teaching. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the cofounder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman.