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    DescriptionThomas E. Rick's news-breaking follow up to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Fiasco" Now updated to fully document the inside story of the Iraq war since late 2005, "The Gamble" is the definitive account of the insurgency within the U.S. military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy. Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, Ricks examines the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began. His stunning conclusion, stated in the last line of the book, is that "the events for which the Iraq war will be remembered probably have not yet happened."


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    Title
    The Gamble
    Subtitle
    General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas E Ricks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 402
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143116912
    ISBN 10: 0143116916
    Classifications

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS5
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    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 52
    B&T Approval Code: A44098000
    Abridged Dewey: 956
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 956.70443409
    DC21: 956.70443409
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, black & white plates
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    06 January 2010
    Author Information
    Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its "Future of War" project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of "Foreign Policy" magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog "The Best Defense." Ricks covered the U.S. military for "The Washington Post" from 2000 through 2008. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at "The Wall Street Journal," where he was a reporter for seventeen years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he covered U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including "The Generals," "The Gamble," and the number one "New York Times" bestseller "Fiasco," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.