Grant T. Hammond, director of the Center for Strategy and Technology and professor of international relations at the Air War College, is the author of Plowshares into Swords: Arms Races in International Politics, 1840-1991.
"John Boyd was a remarkable patriot whose intense commitment to learning and teaching the lessons of history changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible. This study is an invaluable contribution to a little-known part of our military history." Newt Gingrich "More than a biography, and a superb one, this book is a well-deserved tribute to an extraordinary patriot who combined intellectual rigor, courage, and moral purpose in remarkable degrees. Only in an age of self-promotion would this exceptionally strong but quiet man be so little known." Gary Hart, former US Senator "This is a must read for all those who want to understand how to think about war and to learn about a true American hero." - General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC, former commander of CENTCOM"