Schwarzkopf, H. Norman, with Peter Petre. It Doesn’t Take a Hero. New York: Linda Grey Bantam Books, 1992. Signed by Schwarzkopf with date and features original dust jacket. Presented in custom slipcase.
This signed copy of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf’s It Doesn’t Take a Hero features his large signature in black marker with date “3/14/95” on the first free end paper. Published in 1992 by Linda Grey Bantam Books, the work includes 32 photos and 16 maps throughout. The book is presented in its original dust jacket and housed in a custom “army green” archival slipcase.
Schwarzkopf was a four-star general and commander of the U.S. Central Command. A notable figure in recent military history, he is quoted in an interview saying, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle, it takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” The Army General commanded forces in Grenada and the Persian Gulf War in addition to leading Operation Desert Storm. This autobiography gives the reader his unique perspective on leadership and Schwarzkopf’s personal account of Desert Storm. It Doesn’t Take a Hero published only a year after his retirement from the Army and quickly became a non-fiction bestseller. Known for his short temper and straightforward personality, General Schwarzkopf’s story and thoughts leave an impressionable viewpoint on the soldier’s journey through multiple wars.
Overall very good condition. The signature on the first free end page is clear and bold. The dark blue boards are clean and only minor bumping on the spine. Interior is clean and bright. The original dust jacket has minor creases along the edges from use but is otherwise in very good condition. The book’s green archival custom made slipcase is decorated with a photo of General Schwarzkopf set into a recess.
Dimensions: 10” H x 6.75” W x 2.25” D (with slipcase)