In August 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and President George H.W. Bush’s press secretary started a diary. That compilation of private notes, memos, and briefings from the Persian Gulf Crisis to the resulting Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm serve as the backdrop of a story that is as much about presidential leadership and American principles as it is about those pivotal moments in history.

This is a pre-publication offer. Purchase through our personalized link during the PreSale and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to support the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. Pre-ordered copies of Marlin Fitzwater’s Calm Before the Storm will ship starting the week of August 19, 2019.