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Shvoong Home>Books>It Doesn't Take A Hero Review

It Doesn't Take A Hero

Book Review   by:LadyJean     Original Author: General Norman Schwarzkopf and Peter Petre
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“It Doesn’t Take A Hero”ByGeneral Norman Schwarkkopf & Peter Petre It Doesn’t Take A Hero is a surprising account of the life of a now world -renowned hero. With the help of Peter Petre General Norman Schwarzkopf tells about his life as a young boy growing up with a mom who needed more tending than he and his sister ever did. What would it be like to grow up with a mom who couldn’t leave liquor alone? What would it be like to have your sister in charge, and better yet yourself? The liquor cabinet might be a place to begin. Perhaps the local five and dime store might be even better? Perhaps Norman wouldn’t need or use any money? Would he take what he wanted regardless of what was going on in his life? Norman was not that way. Whenever his mom was sober he had respect for her, and when she drank he worried. But young Norman also knew life needed to be lived and when his father returned from the desert sands of Iran, an important U.S. attaché he let his father know how much he wanted to go with him. He wanted to be loved, and raised by the only father he ever knew. Young Norman did not care if his dad removed him from U.S. soil or not. He was simply a boy who wanted his dad, a responsible adult who would look after him. He was tired of putting his mom on the couch, and taking care of her. It was his turn to be a kid. Since Norman’s father was a person of some importance to the U.
S. Government it is no surprise that his father eventually placed him in Military School. Whether he wanted to be there or not is a minor reason to read this well written Autobiography. It makes total sense that the government would turn to General Norman Schwarzkopf when it came to Middle East Oil that the U.S. and other nations depend greatly upon. Who would know the Deserts of Iran better than a young general who grew up in those blistering sands. He would know what kind of armor would be needed to wage a war over there where very few U.S. citizens would. Desert Storm may have been only nine days long, but that war is the tip of the ice burg so to speak. General Norman Schwarzkopf’s knowledge which he acquired as a result of a dad who didn’t turn a blind eye, a kid growing up in Iranian deserts even if he was a U.S. Citizen is not only a wave of glory for the United States, but is still a critical think tank to help The U.S. and other nations establish world peace even if it means using some brains and muscles to achieve what the world needs most of.This book is well worth the read.
Published: December 12, 2005   
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