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Tell me how this ends : General David Petraeus and the search for a way out of Iraq

Author: Linda Robinson
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After a series of disastrous missteps in its conduct of the war, the White House in 2006 appointed General David Petraeus as the Commanding General of the coalition forces. Tell Me How This Ends is an inside account of his attempt to turn around a failing war. On the ground in Iraq, with General Petraeus and his commanders, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Masters of Chaos" reports on the endgame of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: David Howell Petraeus; David Howell Petraeus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Robinson
ISBN: 9781586485283 1586485288
OCLC Number: 191926324
Description: xix, 411 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The genesis of a civil war --
A failing war, and the decision to surge --
David Howell Petraeus --
The Petraeus team launches --
Fard al-Qanoon, the Baghdad security plan --
The political puzzle --
Downsizing expectations --
The blue spaders into the inferno --
The knights of Ameriya --
The sons of Iraq --
Full-court press --
The September reckoning --
The drawdown begins, and the cease-fire spreads --
To the brink again --
Tell me how this ends.
Responsibility: Linda Robinson.
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Describes the three phases of the battle for Baghdad: the conventional assault on Baghdad, headed by General Tommy Franks, and the collapse of the government that resulted; the rise of insurgency,  Read more...

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"New York Times Notable Book of the Year" James Traub, "New York Times Book Review", October 5, 2008 ."..the first book about this new Iraq. It's a first-rate piece of work, probing and Read more...

 
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