Last August, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf seemed to come out of nowhere to assume command of the coalition forces that would ultimately defeat Iraq's vaunted million-man army. Little known outside Pentagon circles, Schwarzkopf - a combat veteran who did two tours in Vietnam - was regarded by his peers as both a muddy-boots general and one of the nation's top strategic thinkers. Richard Pyle, a veteran Associated Press war correspondent, has looked behind the hype and adulation of Schwarzkopf's triumph in the gulf to reveal the man and to tell how key events in his upbringing and early military career shaped him. The five-part series excerpted from Pyle's book, "Schwarzkopf, The Man, The Mission, The Triumph," begins Sunday in the Deseret News.