The powerful memoir of General Hugh Shelton, war hero, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11, and one of the most respected military leaders of our timeDuring a nearly forty-year career in the U.S. Army, Hugh Shelton has been known as a straight shooter. And now, in his unvarnished memoir, Shelton tells the incredible story that took him from a small farming community in North Carolina to the jungles of Vietnam as one of our country’s first Special Forces soldiers, to the inner sanctum of American military and political power as a general, commander of Special Operations Command, and then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during 9/11. Delving into the key characters and personalities Shelton met on the field of battle and behind the scenes at the Pentagon and White House, he also covers key military operations and meetings that have not yet been explored. Yet it’s Shelton’s amazing personal story that puts his military career in perspective. It began with a fall from a ladder, resulting in total permanent paralysis from the neck down—and ended with a risky experimental procedure so dangerous that if it didn’t cure him, chances are it would kill him. Revealing, compelling, and controversial, this is the story of a man who has dedicated his life to serving his country.
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