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The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

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An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the #1 bestselling author of Fiasco

Thomas E. Ricks has made a close study of Americas 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 Rickss 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.

About the Author

Thomas E. Ricks is the author of Fiasco and The Gamble, both New York Times bestsellers. As a journalist, he was a member of two Pulitzer Prize–winning teams. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143124092
Author:
Ricks, Thomas E
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Ricks, Thomas E.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp b/w photos (on insert stock); b/w
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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