Remembering General Schwarzkopf


Hearing of the death of Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf reminded me of listening to his autobiography nearly twenty years ago. It Doesn’t Take a Hero: The Autobiography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf hooked me on audiobooks. The book not only highlighted his military career during the Desert Storm campaign but also included fascinating tales from his childhood in the U.S., Europe, and Iran as well as stories from his years at West Point and Vietnam.

What made the audiobook especially captivating was the fact that Schwarzkopf read it. His gruff voice and salty language brought the stories to life. I highly recommend the audiobook version. Listening to Schwarzkopf the storyteller passed the time quickly.

Thanks to It Doesn’t Take a Hero, audiobooks frequently accompany us on lengthy car trips. I’ll think of General Schwarzkopf each time I listen to an audiobook. Hope you’ll check this one out so you can get to know this American patriot.

My introduction to audiobooks - Norman Schwarzkopf telling his story.
My introduction to audiobooks – Norman Schwarzkopf telling his story.

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  1. When I saw that Stormin Norman passed I immediately thought of the book too. I remember listening to parts of this book with Dad on the way to school. I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years. I only heard small pieces of it because my school was less than ten minutes from home. We’ll have to get it for our next road trip so that I can hear the whole thing.

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