New York: ReganBooks, 2004. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 590 pages. Illustrations (most in color). Glossary. Index. Signed by the author (Franks) on Dedication page. Name of previous owner in ink on fep. Tommy Ray Franks (born June 17, 1945) is a retired general in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, overseeing U.S. military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. Franks succeeded General Anthony Zinni to this position on July 6, 2000 and served until his retirement on July 7, 2003. Franks was the U.S. general leading the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in 2001. He also oversaw the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. He sits in the Board of Trustees for William Penn University, a university supported by the Quakers. A museum dedicated to him lies in Hobart, Oklahoma.
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New York: Warner Books, 2001. First Printing. Hardcover. xix, , 326,  pages. Glossary. Chronology. Index. Signed by the author. Claudia Jean Kennedy (born July 14, 1947) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. She is the first woman to reach the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army. She retired in 2000 after 31 years of military service. After receiving her commission in 1969, Kennedy served two tours in Germany and one tour in South Korea and focused much of her military career in the fields of intelligence and cryptology. On May 21, 1997, Kennedy became the first woman in the U.S. Army to hold a three-star rank. She was named Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Kennedy is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. In June 2010, she was appointed as chairwoman of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, a committee which is appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense and which reports to the United States Department of Defense.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 554,  pages. Inscribed by Shelton on the title page. Prologue. 23 Chapters. Afterword. , Glossary. Index. Henry Hugh Shelton (born 2 January 1942) is a former United States Army officer who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001. Shelton served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War with the 5th Special Forces Group, and with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, followed by a series of command and staff assignments. Following the Gulf War, Shelton commanded the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in his home state of North Carolina. In 1993, he was given command of XVIII Airborne Corps. Shelton led the Joint Task Force responsible for Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994. In 1996, Shelton, a Special Forces soldier, was promoted to the rank of general and the position of Commander in Chief of United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He was the first Graduate of the U.S. Army Special Forces Program to command SOCOM. Upon the retirement of John M. Shalikashvili, Shelton was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 1 October 1997. Shelton led the planning of the Kosovo War in 1999 during his time in office. Later he coined the phrase "Dover test", testing the support for a war based on the reaction of the people after seeing casualties returning at the Dover Air Force Base. Ronald Levinson is a producer, director, writer, and studio executive. He oversaw many successful series and movies. These productions garnered twenty-one Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards and over forty other awards.