By Wesley K. Clark
Four-star common Wesley ok. Clark turned a tremendous determine at the political scene whilst he used to be drafted through well known call for to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the us in 2003. yet this used to be only one of many remarkable accomplishments of an extended and outstanding profession. the following, for the 1st time, basic Clark makes use of his precise lifestyles experience--from his tough adolescence in segregated Arkansas the place he was once raised through his negative, widowed mom; throughout the horror of Vietnam the place he was once wounded; the post-war rebuilding of nationwide safeguard and the struggles surrounding the hot global order after the chilly War--as a springboard to bare his imaginative and prescient for the USA, at domestic and on this planet. common Clark will tackle concerns similar to international coverage, the financial system, the surroundings, schooling and health and wellbeing care, relations, religion, and the yank dream.Rich with breathtaking conflict scenes, poignant own anecdote and eye-opening tips about the way in which ahead, basic Clark's new ebook is a journey de strength of gripping storytelling and encouraging imaginative and prescient.
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He would take us both to the drive-in movies, and later on he taught me how to hold and shoot a pistol. He even took me fishing. He taught me how to bait a hook with minnows and worms, and how to cast a line. He had a tackle box filled with the most amazing lures: Lazy Ikes, road runners, jitterbugs, incredible rubber frogs with hooks sticking out of them, and popping bugs with whiskers and feathers. Best of all, he told wonderful stories: how his uncle George had fought a mountain lion in her den, and how he’d caught big Appaloosa catfish weighing up to a hundred pounds with his bare hands.
Civil Service test, and whoever scored highest would get the appointment. That was my chance, so I took the test. When the Harvard recruiter came by Hall High School in December, he asked to see several of us. “He wants to talk to you about a full scholarship to Harvard,” explained Miss Mayhan, the guidance counselor. But I was committed to West Point. I wanted that challenge, the leadership, the outdoor life, the adventure, the chance to follow in the footsteps of men like MacArthur and Eisenhower.
I remembered, too, the vicious fighting and terrible reports of torture as the Soviets suppressed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Now they were surpassing us technologically. Was America lost? But instead of panicking, America went to work. Yes, we lived with the fact that missiles were aimed at our cities, and that nuclear annihilation was possible. But we didn’t give in to our fears. New legislation was passed promoting the study of science and technology, and American industry and our educational systems were updated to meet the challenge with research and development tax credits and the National Defense Education Act.