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    DescriptionAn 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.


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    Title
    The Generals
    Subtitle
    American Military Command from World War II to Today
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas E Ricks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143124092
    ISBN 10: 0143124099
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    DC21: 355.00922
    B&T Approval Code: A44300000, A44010200
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Author Information
    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.