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Strategic Moments: General Tony Zinni Recommends Three Books Highlighting the Military Brilliance of Three Generals

We are honored to share with you a wonderful essay written exclusively for Bookreporter.com by retired four-star General Tony Zinni, whose new book, BEFORE THE FIRST SHOTS ARE FIRED: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield (co-written with Tony Koltz), is now available. In this piece, General Zinni discusses three books spotlighting three of his favorite generals --- George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant and George C. Marshall --- that he believes serve as best examples of particular military brilliance.

Week of May 27, 2013

Drew Silver is 44, divorced, and living alone at the Versailles, an apartment complex off the interstate and home mainly to divorced men. His ex-wife is about to marry a respected surgeon. His 18-year-old daughter, headed to Princeton in the fall, is pregnant. And now, in Jonathan Tropper's ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, a heart ailment forces Silver to begin to take life seriously before it prematurely ends.