Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today

ISBN-10: 0143124099
ISBN-13: 9780143124092
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thomas E. Ricks
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Description: An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the #1 bestselling author of FiascoThomas E. Ricks has made a close study of America’s military leaders for three decades, and in The Generals, he chronicles the widening gulf  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the #1 bestselling author of FiascoThomas E. Ricks has made a close study of America’s military leaders for three decades, and in The Generals, he chronicles the widening gulf between performance and accountability among the top brass of the U.S. military. While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to others, such as Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. Ricks sets out to explain why that is. We meet great leaders and suspect ones, generals who rose to the occasion and generals who failed themselves and their soldiers. In Ricks’s hands, this story resounds with larger meaning: about the transmission of values, about strategic thinking, and about the difference between an organization that learns and one that fails.

Thomas E. Ricks lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and children.

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