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

Editora: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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An epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq.
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Gênero/Forma: Case studies
History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
ISBN: 9781594204043 1594204047
Número OCLC: 830808006
Descrição: 558 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: Prologue. Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944 --
pt. 1. 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. 2. 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.
Responsabilidade: 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.  Ler mais...

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