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Ricks, Thomas E.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 155 publications in 6 languages and 12,003 library holdings
Genres: Television news programs  History  Military history  Television press conferences  Case studies  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Television panel discussions  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewer
Classifications: DS79.76, 956.70443
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Most widely held works about Thomas E Ricks
 
Most widely held works by Thomas E Ricks
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 3,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author offers an] account - explosive, shocking, and authoritative - of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq. [The book also offers] accounts of battles such as 2nd Fallujah and Tall Afar, whose names should take their place alongside two Jima and Porkchop Hill on a select list of honor ... Too many American and Iraqi lives have been lost, and too much of America's might and influence has been squandered, for these individuals to escape a fair reckoning. [This book] is that reckoning.-Dust jacket
The gamble : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gamble," the story of Gen. David Petraeus and the American military, reveals that many high-level officials were opposed to the 2003 invasion
The generals : American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq
Making the Corps by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty-three men came to Parris Island to become Marines. Not all of them made it. This is the story of boot camp Platoon 3086, the Marine Corps, and America."--Cover
A soldier's duty : a novel by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after the two majors arrive for duty, the White House involves the military in a police action in central Asia that some are calling a quagmire in the making
The generals American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History has been kinder to the American generals of World War II - Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley - than to the generals of the wars that followed. Is it merely nostalgia? Thomas E. Ricks answers the question definitively: No, it is not, in no small part because of a widening gulf between performance and accountability. During the Second World War, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough
God is not here : a soldier's struggle with torture, trauma, and the moral injuries of war by Bill Russell Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer. In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned an insurgency. With that admission, training the Iraqi Forces suddenly became a strategic priority. Lt. Col. Bill Edmonds, then a Special Forces captain, was in the first group of "official" military advisors. He arrived in Mosul in the wake of Abu Ghraib, at the height of the insurgency, and in the midst of America's rapidly failing war strategy. Edmonds' job was to advise an Iraqi intelligence officer--to assist and temper his interrogations--but not give orders. But he wanted to be more than a wallflower, so he immersed himself in the experience, even learning Arabic. In a makeshift basement prison, over countless nights and predawn hours, Edmonds came to empathize with Iraqi rules: do what's necessary, do what works. After all, Americans and Iraqis were dying. He wanted to make a difference--yet the longer he submerged himself in the worst of humanity, the more conflicted and disillusioned he became, slowly losing faith in everything and everyone. In the end, he lost himself. He returned home with no visible wounds, but on the inside he was different. He tried to forget--to soldier on--but memories from war never just fade away. In this book, the weight of history is everywhere, but the focus is on a young man struggling to learn what is right when fighting wrong. Edmonds provides a disturbing and thought-provoking account of the morally ambiguous choices faced when living with and fighting within a foreign religion and culture, as well as the resulting psychological and spiritual impacts on a soldier.--Adapted from book jacket
Fiasco the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of America's role in the Iraq War as viewed from the perspectives of senior military officers argues that the guerrilla insurgency after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did so at the costof their careers
The gamble by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gen. David Petraeus and the American military, reveals that many high-level officials were opposed to the 2003 invasion
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Ambassador Paul Bremer discusses his new book about is time in Iraq; John McWhorter, Taylor Branch, and Marian Wright Edelman discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Leon Panetta discusses Bob Dole and Medicare; John Kasich discusses the Republican party platform; Dick Lamm discusses the possibility of running for president as the Reform Party candidate
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Ross Perot discusses the Clinton economic plan; David Broder and Al Hunt join as panelists; insights and analysis from William Greider, David Broder, and Al Hunt
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Pat Buchanan discusses the presidential race and his run for the reform party nomination; James Carville and Mary Matalin debate on the better candidate for presidency: Al Gore or George W. Bush
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Garrick Utley, Elizabeth Drew, and Tim Russert for a panel to discuss ongoing budget and income tax issues with Senator George Mitchell
Fiasco : l'aventure américaine en Irak by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.E. Ricks, journaliste américain, a été pendant cinq ans envoyé spécial en Irak et correspondant au Pentagone sur ce dossier. Son ouvrage est basé sur des témoignages, des documents et une connaissance des enjeux de ce conflit
Il grande fiasco : l'avventura militare americana in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how, in the Iraq War's darkest hour, an unlikely collection of dissident generals, scholars and foreign experts pulled the country back from the edge of the abyss and saved countless lives. This title presents an account of one of America's biggest ever military gambles, and what it means for the future of Iraq
On American soil : the widening gap between the U.S. military and U.S. society by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unraveling : an update to The gamble by Thomas E Ricks( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely supplement to his 2009 New York Times bestseller The Gamble, Thomas E. Ricks reveals how the Iraq war has changed and how the national conversation has shifted since the time of writing. This Penguin eSpecial offers new insights into the difficulties likely to confront the United States in Iraq in the coming year, from our most trusted expert on the conflict there
 
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Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq
Alternative Names
Ricks, Thomas

Thomas E. Ricks American journalist

Thomas E. Ricks Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas E. Ricks periodista estadounidense

Thomas E. Ricks US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Sicherheitsexperte

トマス・リックス

リックス, トマス・E

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The gamble : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008Making the CorpsA soldier's duty : a novelFiasco the American military adventure in IraqThe gambleGeneral Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in Iraq, 2006-2008