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The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks

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The generals : American military command from World War II to today
Title
The generals
Title remainder
American military command from World War II to today
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq
Summary
Describes the values, strategic thinking, and leadership qualities of military leaders from World War II to the present day and how the widening separation between performance and accountability has not resulted in any recent Marshalls, Eisenhowers, or Pattons
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10145165
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ricks, Thomas E
Dewey number
  • 355.0092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.R53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Generals
  • United States
  • Command of troops
Target audience
adult
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American military command from World War II to today
Label
The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Prologue. Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944 -- pt. 1. World War II. General George G. Marshall : the leader ; Dwight Eisenhower : how the Marshall system worked ; George Patton : the specialist ; Mark Clark : the man in the middle ; "Terrible Terry" Allen : conflict between Marshall and his protâegâes ; Eisenhower manages Montgomery ; Douglas MacArthur : the general as presidential aspirant ; William Simpson : the Marshall system and the new model American general -- pt. 2. The Korean War. William Dean and Douglas MacArthur : two generals self-destruct ; Army generals fail at Chosin ; O. P. Smith succeeds at Choisin ; Ridgway turns the war around ; MacArthur's last stand ; The organization man's Army
  • Pt. 3. The Vietnam War. Maxwell Taylor : architect of defeat ; William Westmoreland : the organization man in command ; William DePuy : World War II-style generalship in Vietnam ; The collapse of generalship in the 1960s ; Tet '68 : the end of Westmoreland and the turning point of the war ; My Lai : General Koster's cover-up and General Peers's investigation ; The end of a war, the end of an Army -- pt. 4. Interwar. DuPuy's great rebuilding ; "How to teach judgment" -- pt. 5 nd the hidden costs of rebuilding. Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 war ; The ground war : Schwarzkopf vs. Frederick Franks ; The post-Gulf War military ; Tommy R. Franks : two-time loser ; Ricardo Sanchez : over his head ; George Casey : trying but treading water ; David Petraeus : an outlier moves in, then leaves -- Epilogue. Restoring American military leadership
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
558 p.
Isbn
9781594204043
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012015110
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)780480462
Label
The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Prologue. Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944 -- pt. 1. World War II. General George G. Marshall : the leader ; Dwight Eisenhower : how the Marshall system worked ; George Patton : the specialist ; Mark Clark : the man in the middle ; "Terrible Terry" Allen : conflict between Marshall and his protâegâes ; Eisenhower manages Montgomery ; Douglas MacArthur : the general as presidential aspirant ; William Simpson : the Marshall system and the new model American general -- pt. 2. The Korean War. William Dean and Douglas MacArthur : two generals self-destruct ; Army generals fail at Chosin ; O. P. Smith succeeds at Choisin ; Ridgway turns the war around ; MacArthur's last stand ; The organization man's Army
  • Pt. 3. The Vietnam War. Maxwell Taylor : architect of defeat ; William Westmoreland : the organization man in command ; William DePuy : World War II-style generalship in Vietnam ; The collapse of generalship in the 1960s ; Tet '68 : the end of Westmoreland and the turning point of the war ; My Lai : General Koster's cover-up and General Peers's investigation ; The end of a war, the end of an Army -- pt. 4. Interwar. DuPuy's great rebuilding ; "How to teach judgment" -- pt. 5 nd the hidden costs of rebuilding. Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 war ; The ground war : Schwarzkopf vs. Frederick Franks ; The post-Gulf War military ; Tommy R. Franks : two-time loser ; Ricardo Sanchez : over his head ; George Casey : trying but treading water ; David Petraeus : an outlier moves in, then leaves -- Epilogue. Restoring American military leadership
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
558 p.
Isbn
9781594204043
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012015110
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)780480462

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