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David Petraeus : a biography

Author: Bradley T Gericke
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2011.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the war in Iraq going poorly, General David Petraeus supervised the writing of a new counterinsurgency doctrine, which he put into practice in the "surge" that changed the course of the conflict. The duty of a leader, Petraeus proclaims, is to "get the big ideas right." How successful has he been at achieving this aim during his lengthy service in the U.S. Army?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gericke, Bradley T.
David Petraeus.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2011
(DLC) 2010032467
(OCoLC)606787385
Named Person: David Howell Petraeus; David Howell Petraeus
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley T Gericke
ISBN: 9780313383786 0313383782
OCLC Number: 693776822
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 203 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Boyhood in New York --
The first crucible : West Point --
Junior officer years in the army --
Expanding horizons --
Back to USMA --
Field grade years --
Battalion command in the Rakkasans --
Operations in Haiti --
Brigade command at Fort Bragg --
An injury and deployment to the Balkans --
Commanding General of the Screaming Eagles : Leading the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq --
North to Mosul with the 101st --
The war in Northern Iraq and beyond --
Training Iraqi security forces --
Changing army doctrine for a new war in Iraq --
MNF-I : starting the surge --
Turning the tide in Iraq --
Gathering momentum : beyond the surge --
The U.S. endgame in Iraq --
A new war in Afghanistan --
What place in history?
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Bradley T. Gericke.

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This in-depth and forthright biography examines the personal and professional life of General David Petraeus, today's most prominent military leader.  Read more...

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"Worthy of the highest recommendation for military biography, public, and college level libraries." - Midwest Book Review

 
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