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Gordon, Michael R. 1951-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 123 publications in 5 languages and 6,199 library holdings
Genres: History  Television news programs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: DS79.76, 956.70443
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Most widely held works by Michael R Gordon
Cobra II : the inside story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by Michael R Gordon( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informed by access to still-secret documents, interviews with top field commanders, and a review of the military's own internal after-action reports, this is the definitive chronicle of America's invasion and occupation of Iraq--a conflict that could not be lost but one that the United States failed to win decisively. From the Pentagon to the White House to the American command centers in the field, the book reveals the inside story of how the war was actually planned and fought. Drawing on classified United States government intelligence, it traces the interactions among the generals, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and President George W. Bush; provides an account of how Saddam Hussein and his high command developed and prosecuted their war strategy; reconstructs the principal battles from interviews with those who fought them; and documents with precision the failures of American intelligence and the mistakes in administering postwar Iraq
The generals' war : the inside story of the conflict in the Gulf by Michael R Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique combination of journalism and military expertise, Michael R. Gordon, chief defense correspondent for The New York Times, and retired three-star Marine Corps General Bernard E. Trainor provide a definitive, behind-the-scenes account and analysis of the planning and execution of the Persian Gulf War. The inside story of the war is a tale of politics and clashing military cultures: while one war was being waged against Iraq, another was being fought among the generals themselves. Drawing on interviews with senior allied officials in the Persian Gulf, Western Europe, and the United States, The Generals' War offers unvarnished portraits of top military commanders, as well as new disclosures about the conflicts and power struggles within the anti-Iraq coalition and the American high command. The Air Force believed that wars could be decided through strategic bombing. The Army saw the war as an opportunity to apply its doctrine of maneuver warfare. The Marine Corps approached the Gulf with a history of expeditionary warfare and amphibious assault. The Navy remained aloof from Central Command, preferring to act on its own. Although General Colin Powell and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf were tasked with developing a unified plan from these separate, sometimes conflicting agendas, they never fully harmonized the war plans. As a result, half of Iraq's Republican Guard forces got away. Three and a half years after what was considered a decisive victory, some of the same Iraqi Republican Guard forces that the allies had failed to destroy again menaced Kuwait, forcing President Clinton to order American troops back to the Persian Gulf to prevent a second Iraqi invasion. Saddam Hussein was entrenched and unbowed. The Persian Gulf War was an incomplete success
The endgame : the inside story of the struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama by Michael R Gordon( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, giving a comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported yet least understood war in American history, from the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops. Provides a blow-by-blow chronicle of the fighting, but also deftly pieces together the puzzle of the prosecution of American, Iraqi, and Iranian objectives, and the diplomatic intrigue and political struggle within Iraq since the American invasion
The endgame : [the inside story of the struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama] by Michael R Gordon( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor provide the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported--yet least understood--war in American history: from the occupation, to the withdrawal of American troops. Based on an abundance of highly classified, still-secret government documents and firsthand knowledge of top American and Iraqi leaders; Gordon and Trainor provide a view unseen in the media coverage of the war in Iraq
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Senators George Allen and Joe Biden discuss Iran, Iraq, and the 2008 presidential election; retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General, Bernard Trainor and Michael Gordon discuss their new book about the Iraq war
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Senator John Warner discusses his advice for troop withdrawal from Iraq; Lance Armstrong discusses the fight against cancer; insight and analysis from Michael Gordon, Tom Ricks, and Richard Engel
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Senators Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham discuss President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq; insights and analysis from Michael Gordon, Judy Woodruff, and John Harwood
The generals' war : the inside story of the first Gulf War by Michael R Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadlock : Russia's forgotten war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the decade long struggle in break away Russian republic of Chechnya. Includes interviews with ambushed Russian soldiers, war widows, Chechan rebels, refugees, journalists, and Russian conscripts. Filmed on location in Russia and Chechnya
Unexpected war : america vs. isis by Michael R Gordon( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of salmon farming in Norway : a growing export industry made up of small community-based businesses by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dateline Washington : INF: a hollow victory? by Michael R Gordon( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanning with black wattle bark by Michael R Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degrade and Destroy : the Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kūbrā II : al-tafāṣīl al-khafiyah li-ghazū al-ʻirāq wa-al-iḥtilālih by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end game : the hidden history of America's struggle to build democracy in Iraq by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside account based on extensive reporting from Iraq between 2006 and 2011 as well as highly classified military and diplomatic information offers insight into the political struggles shaping the war in Iraq
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1 edition published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cobra II : tajna historia inwazji i okupacji Iraku by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kobra II : Irak işgalinin perde arkası by Michael R Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cobra II : the inside story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq
Alternative Names
Gordon, Michael 1951-

Gordon, Michael R. 1951-

Michael R. Gordon Amerikaans journalist

Michael R. Gordon journaliste américain

Michael R. Gordon US-amerikanischer Journalist, Korrespondent und Autor

Μάικλ Γκόρντον

גורדון, מייקל ר 1951-

גורדון, מיקל ר 1951-

مايكل غوردن، 1951-

مایکل آر. گوردون

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The generals' war : the inside story of the conflict in the GulfThe generals' war : the inside story of the first Gulf War