The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Generals Originally published by The Penguin Press, 2012.
- Published: 29 October 2013
- Format: Paperback 576 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143124092 ISBN 10: 0143124099
- Sales rank: 133,165
Full description for The Generals
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 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.