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Ricks, Thomas E.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 150 publications in 4 languages and 11,397 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Case studies  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewer
Classifications: DS79.76, 956.70443
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Most widely held works about Thomas E Ricks
 
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 3,568 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 )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,385 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 )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,888 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 )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 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 )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 871 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 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History has been kinder to the American generals of World War II than to the generals of later wars. Is this merely nostalgia? Thomas E. Ricks answers definitively: No, largely due to a widening gulf between performance and accountability. In The Generals we meet great leaders and suspect ones, from World War II to the present, generals who rose to the occasion and those who failed themselves and their soldiers. Marshall and Eisenhower cast long shadows over this story, but no figure is more inspiring than General O. P. Smith, whose fighting retreat from the Chinese onslaught into Korea in 1950 snatched a kind of victory from the jaws of annihilation
Fiasco the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 291 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 195 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 194 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 61 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 28 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 24 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 14 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
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: a special roundtable discussion on the war in Afghanistan
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: James Baker and Lee Hamilton discuss the Iraq Study Group report; Ken Adelman, Eliot Cohen, Richard Haass, and Tom Ricks discuss the war in Iraq
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Kerry Sanders and Tom Aspell report on the crises in Lebanon and Israel; an interview with White House Chief of Staff, Joshua Bolten; Thomas Ricks discusses his new book on the war in Iraq
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) debate US economic policy and author Tom Ricks discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Meet the press ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On this edition of Meet the Press: Senator John Warner discusses his advice for troop withdrawal from Iraq; Lance Armstrong discusses the fight against cancer; insight and analysis from Michael Gordon, Tom Ricks, and Richard Engel
 
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Alternative Names
Ricks, Thomas
リックス, トマス・E
Languages
English (127)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
French (1)
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