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The generals : American military command from World War II to today

Autore: Thomas E Ricks
Editore: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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An epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq.
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Genere/forma: Case studies
History
Military history
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Thomas E Ricks
ISBN: 9781594204043 1594204047
Numero OCLC: 780480462
Descrizione: 558 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prologue: Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944 --
Pt. I. 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 protégés ; Eisenhower manages Montgomery ; Douglas MacArthur: the general as presidential aspirant ; William Simpson: the Marshall system and the new model American general --
Pt. II. 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. III. The Vietnam War : Maxwell Taylor: architect of defeat ; William Westmoreland: the organization man in command ; William DuPuy: World War II-style generalship in Vietnam ; The collapse of generalship in the 1960s: At the top, In the field, In personnel policy ; 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. Iv. Interwar : DePuy's great rebuilding ; "How to teach judgment" --
Pt. V. Iraq and the hidden costs of rebuilding : Colin Powell, Norman Swartzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 war ; The ground war: Swartzkopf 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.
Responsabilità: Thomas E. Ricks.

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From the #1 bestselling author of "Fiasco" and "The Gamble," an epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq.  Per saperne di più…

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