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Without Hesitation - The Odyssey of an American Warrior

Gen. Hugh Shelton

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During a nearly forty-year career in the United States Army, Hugh Shelton has been known as a straight shooter-when he speaks he means what he says. Whether serving under a Democratic president or a Republican president, whether in a war that was popular at home or not, Hugh Shelton gave all he had, and asked nothing less of the men and women who worked for him. Politically independent, Shelton told the truth-not what his superiors wanted to hear. 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 during 9/11. Delving into the key characters and personalities he met on the field of battle and behind the scenes at the Pentagon and White House, Shelton also covers key military operations and meetings that have not yet been explored, including: * Details of the Camp David meeting among President Bush and his National Security Council immediately after 9/11, where internal battle lines are drawn over creating a plan to attack Iraq-NOT the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. * How Rumsfeld persuaded General Tommy Franks to bypass the Joint Chiefs, leading to a badly flawed Iraq war plan that failed to anticipate the devastating after-effects of the insurgency and the civil war that followed. * Attempts to kill Osama bin Laden that were shot down by our State Department. * The time the CIA botched a high-profile terrorist snatch in the Balkans, leaving Shelton's Special Operations teams to clean up their mess. * And much more Yet it's Shelton's amazing personal story puts his military career in perspective. It began with a fall from a ladder in his backyard, resulting in total permanent paralysis from the neck down-or that's what all the leading medical experts thought. All except one, who told Shel

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ronald Levinson, Malcolm McConnell

Length:

7h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:05