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Ricks, Thomas E.

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Works: 32 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 11,280 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Case studies  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Classifications: DS79.76, 956.70443
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Most widely held works by Thomas E Ricks
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3,548 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 )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,370 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 )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Making the Corps by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 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 )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 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 ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 446 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
Fiasco the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 284 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 )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 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
The gamble : General Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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 gamble : General Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, this title presents an account of the insurgency within the US military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy in Iraq - and the bloody implementation of that strategy on the ground
The American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides eye-witness accounts from commanders to intelligence officers, army doctors to ordinary soldiers, that contradict the official stories and figures. This book gives an insight into the plight of ordinary soldiers doing nightmarish jobs, and the real nature of the fighting in Iraq
Fiasco : l'aventure américaine en Irak by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 15 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 )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unraveling : an update to The gamble by Thomas E Ricks ( )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4 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
Fiyasko : Amerika'nın Irak'taki askeri serüveni by Thomas E Ricks ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The generals [American military command from World War II to today] by Thomas E Ricks ( )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iraq war three things Americans still don't understand by Thomas E Ricks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The program begins with Dr. Richard Badenhausen, Professor of English at Westminster College, Director of the Honors program, and the Kim T. Adamson chair at Westminster College introducing the program and making remarks about the Kim T. Adamson Lectures Series on International Studies. He notes that Westminster graduate Alex Lemons, was instrumental in helping to bring Ricks to Westminster College. He then introduces the speaker Thomas E. Ricks, who has studied and reported on U.S. military activities for nearly 30 years. He served as military correspondent for "The Wall Street Journal," followed by a similar position with "The Washington Post." He has also written on defense matters for "The Atlantic Monthly" and was a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 2000 and 2002. He is also the author of multiple books on the U.S. military. Two of his works, "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003-2005" and "The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2005-2008" were New York Times bestsellers. Currently, Ricks is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security and a contributing editor of "Foreign Policy" magazine, for which he writes a blog called "The Best Defense." Ricks grew up in New York and Afghanistan and graduated from Yale University in 1977. Ricks states that although his talk has been billed as "The Iraq War: Three Things Americans Still Don't Understand." The title is really "Iran and Afghanistan: How Screwed Are We?" Ricks believes that invading Iraq was, "The biggest mistake in the history of U.S. foreign policy" and that it was not done with America's best interests in mind, and no matter what, we're "stuck" there. He states that war in Iraq, which is "costing America $2 billion every week, began with Americans asking the wrong questions." The consequence, he said, "is a war that is far from over." He believes the U.S. would have been better off taking better care of the issues in Afghanistan rather than moving into Iraq. He believes it may be easier to settle issues in Afghanistan that in Iraq. He anticipates another 15 to 20 years of American occupation in Iraq with no real solutions even then. He believes the U.S. will need to keep 30,000 to 50,000 troops in Iraq in order to maintain some stability. However, he is hopeful that by staying in Iraq there may be an opportunity for a new and stronger generation of Iraqi leaders to emerge. Some of his major concerns regarding the United States pulling out of Iraq are (1) A civil war in Iraq, (2) A regional war that could involve Iran, Turkey, and even Saudi Arabia. (3) Gas prices that would reach a record high for the United States and affect our entire economy. Ricks openly states his lack of confidence in any decisions Vice President Joe Biden recommends regarding foreign policy. If anything is recommended by Biden, Ricks takes the opposite point of view. Ricks is also in favor of the draft being reinitiated in the United States. People who do not want to participate in war should have other alternatives, but all should serve their country. After speaking for about 20 minutes Ricks then spent the rest of the time fielding questions. He believes that is one of the best opportunities for people to learn about the issues in Iraq
Hahei no daishō ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ricks, Thomas
リックス, トマス・E
Languages
English (125)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Turkish (1)
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