The Generals The Generals

The Generals

American Military Command from World War II to Today

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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller! 

An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell.


While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to the generals of the wars that followed, such as Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. In The Generals, Thomas E. Ricks sets out to explain why that is. In chronicling the widening gulf between performance and accountability among the top brass of the U.S. military, Ricks tells the stories of 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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
19.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Marty DG ,

Terrific history lesson

You can read history people and great psychology.
The stories and different egos and personalities make for a terrific and informative read.

R2Dii ,

Historical

Great review of military leadership evolution from a politico - historical perspective. Rather fascinating perspective of political sociologist shifts in the military.

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