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An instant classic--a rare, first-hand account of the Gulf War through the eyes of one of its most outstanding commanders.
Through the words of Tom Clancy and the eyes of General Chuck Horner--commander of the U.S. and allied air assets during Desert Shield and Desert Storm--Every Man a Tiger reveals the planning and execution of one of the most devastating air campaigns in history: the Gulf air war. Never before have the war and its planning, a process filled with controversy and stormy personalities, been revealed in such rich, provocative detail. Every Man a Tiger is a front row view of a man, an institution, a war, and a way of war. It is an instant classic--a masterful blend of military history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insights into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling.
an unprecedented first-hand account of how the Air Force reinvented itself after Vietnam
a fascinating look into the heart of war
includes maps, diagrams, and photos
"Mesmerizing...every bit as entertaining as Clancy spinning a made-up yarn on his own." --Chicago Tribune
"An absorbing, detailed, useful study of soldiers under stress and deadly events that tested their courage, determination, and efficiency." --Kirkus Reviews
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This Tom Clancy real-life military thriller is more nuanced than his novels, because its object is not simply to dramatize armed conflict but to relate the life lessons of his source, jet-pilot-turned-Desert-Storm-air-commander General Chuck Horner. Horner is no war cheerleader like General "Buck" Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove. He loathes the arrogance of the backwards, nuke-happy Strategic Air Command and the madly out-of-touch Vietnam War planner Robert McNamara. McNamara confesses his folly in two books, Argument Without End and In Retrospect, but Horner's you-are-there account more vividly demonstrates Vietnam's grim lessons. He flew an F-105 Thunderbird "Thud" fighter in the Wild Weasels, the unit with the highest medals-per-aircrew ratio, knew pilots who were stoned to death by villagers, and realized all the bombing did zero good. "All we really had to do was befriend Ho," says Horner sensibly. "Seems he wasn't part of a monolithic Communist plot, and hated the Chinese more than anything else." Horner is savvy about the screwups, the achievements, and the political maneuvering in and after the Gulf War, as leaders and branches of service battled for PR victories. His idea of a hero is Boomer McBroom's pilot Captain Gentner Drummond, who won a Flying Cross medal for refusing AWACS orders to down a jet that turned out to be a Saudi ally. Horner thinks the interservice and international cooperation in the Gulf War was way better than in Vietnam, but there's ample room for improvement. The action scenes aren't quite as brilliant as those in Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, but Clancy fans will find plenty to admire. Horner's improbable survival of a 150-m.p.h. near-crash in Libya in 1962 belongs in a Tom Clancy film. --Tim AppeloAbout the Author:
Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it the perfect yarn. Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.
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