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Wesley K. Clark: A Biography

Antonia Felix

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ISBN 10: 1557046255 / ISBN 13: 9781557046253
Published by Newmarket Press, New York, 2004
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249 p. Illustrated. A biography of the former supreme allied commander of NATO who ran for president in 2004. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002334

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Title: Wesley K. Clark: A Biography

Publisher: Newmarket Press, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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After winning the war in Kosovo as NATO’sSupreme Allied Commander, Wesley Clark wentdown in the history books as one of the greatgenerals of modern times. He successfully ranthe first all-air war in history and ended theruthless dictatorship of Serbian leaderSlobodan Milosevic without one allied casualty.President Clinton awarded him the Medal ofFreedom and dozens of foreign countries lavishedhim with their highest honors. But in theUnited States, Clark received no fanfare orparades, as had the generals who came homefrom Desert Storm a decade earlier. Why?

Now this fascinating biography, filled withinsights from those who know him well,addresses this puzzling question, while tellingthe complex story of this remarkable Americanhero who has been hailed as one of the mosttalented, creative, and brilliant officers in theU.S. Army. First in his class at West Point, aRhodes Scholar at Oxford and quickly promoted,Clark was among the “water-walkers,”high-achieving officers whose performancesets them apart.

Like every organization though, the Army is anetwork of alliances that must be carefullymaneuvered. And like other top officers, Clarkclashed with some colleagues—while earningthe loyalty and respect of the majority of othersenior officers as well as of the soldiers under hiscommand. During his last command during thewar in Kosovo, Clark’s clashes with the Pentagonresulted in his low-profile, early retirement. Hismany allies were furious with his treatment,including Secretary of State Madeleine Albright,who had told President Clinton that “Clark wasthe best partner we could have.”

Drawing on research and her extensive interviewswith Clark’s relatives, friends, military colleagues,and others close to him in Chicago,Little Rock, West Point, among other locales,bestselling biographer Antonia Felix highlightsClark’s notable experiences that led to his riseto national prominence. The author brings usmemorable descriptions of an immigrant familyfleeing persecution in Russia to establish itselfin Chicago, of a childhood tragedy and a longheldfamily secret, of growing up in the Southduring the civil rights struggle, and of a brilliantmind that brought him extraordinary academicand professional achievement.

Here is the compelling story of a spiritualindividual, son of a Jewish father andMethodist mother, later converting to his wife’sCatholic faith while fighting in Vietnam, whohas made a noble commitment to public service.Wesley Clark truly embodies West Point’sideals of duty, honor, and country. As he statedin February 2004 upon withdrawing from hiscandidacy for the Democratic nomination forpresident, “I’ll be doing all I can to contributeto building a new and better America.”

About the Author:

Antonia Felix is theauthor of 14 nonfictionbooks including biographiesof CondoleezzaRice, Laura Bush, AndreaBocelli, and Christie ToddWhitman. She has a master’sdegree in English literature from TexasA&M University and lives with her husband,Stanford Felix, near Kansas City.

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