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Ricks, Thomas E.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 12,123 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Case studies  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Television news programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewer, pan
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 )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3,517 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 generals : American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq
The gamble : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,937 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
Making the Corps by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,315 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 773 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
God is not here : a soldier's struggle with torture, trauma, and the moral injuries of war by Bill Russell Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer. In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned an insurgency. With that admission, training the Iraqi Forces suddenly became a strategic priority. Lt. Col. Bill Edmonds, then a Special Forces captain, was in the first group of "official" military advisors. He arrived in Mosul in the wake of Abu Ghraib, at the height of the insurgency, and in the midst of America's rapidly failing war strategy. Edmonds' job was to advise an Iraqi intelligence officer--to assist and temper his interrogations--but not give orders. But he wanted to be more than a wallflower, so he immersed himself in the experience, even learning Arabic. In a makeshift basement prison, over countless nights and predawn hours, Edmonds came to empathize with Iraqi rules: do what's necessary, do what works. After all, Americans and Iraqis were dying. He wanted to make a difference--yet the longer he submerged himself in the worst of humanity, the more conflicted and disillusioned he became, slowly losing faith in everything and everyone. In the end, he lost himself. He returned home with no visible wounds, but on the inside he was different. He tried to forget--to soldier on--but memories from war never just fade away. In this book, the weight of history is everywhere, but the focus is on a young man struggling to learn what is right when fighting wrong. Edmonds provides a disturbing and thought-provoking account of the morally ambiguous choices faced when living with and fighting within a foreign religion and culture, as well as the resulting psychological and spiritual impacts on a soldier.--Adapted from book jacket
The generals : American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History has been kinder to the American generals of World War II - Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley - than to the generals of the wars that followed. Is it merely nostalgia? Thomas E. Ricks answers the question definitively: No, it is not, in no small part because of a widening gulf between performance and accountability. During the Second World War, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 280 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 : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on interviews with top officers in Iraq to document the war as it has unfolded in recent years, focusing on the unorthodox strategies of General David Petraeus, from his work with foreign advisors to the ways in which his officers disagreed with key decisions
The gamble by Thomas E Ricks( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 194 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 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
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discuss the criticism President Obama faces for his decision to use force in Libya; an exclusive interview with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN); a roundtable with Bob Woodward, Ted Koppel, Tom Ricks and Savannah Guthrie
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 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 68 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 2010 in English and held by 68 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 68 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 2007 in English and held by 68 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
The gamble : General Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's--Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini 'men we could do business with, ' if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom--that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940'sto triumph over freedom's enemies. And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, in Thomas E. Ricks's masterful hands, their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin"--
The American military adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 30 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
 
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Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq
Alternative Names
Ricks, Thomas

Thomas E. Ricks American journalist

Thomas E. Ricks Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas E. Ricks journaliste américain

Thomas E. Ricks periodista estadounidense

Thomas E. Ricks US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Sicherheitsexperte

トマス・リックス

リックス, トマス・E

Languages
English (125)

Covers
The gamble : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008Making the CorpsA soldier's duty : a novelFiasco : the American military adventure in IraqThe gamble : General David Petraeus and the American military adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008The gambleThe gamble : General Petraeus and the American military adventure in IraqThe gamble : General Petraeus and the untold story of the American surge in IraqThe American military adventure in Iraq