The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

Thomas E. Ricks


An epic historical past of the decline of yank army leadership—from the number one bestselling writer of Fiasco

Thomas E. Ricks has made a detailed examine of America’s army leaders for 3 many years, and in The Generals, he chronicles the widening gulf among functionality and responsibility one of the most sensible brass of the U.S. army. whereas heritage has been sort to the yank generals of global warfare II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been much less variety to others, akin to Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. Ricks units out to provide an explanation for why that's. We meet nice leaders and suspect ones, generals who rose to the party and generals who failed themselves and their infantrymen. In Ricks’s fingers, this tale resounds with higher which means: in regards to the transmission of values, approximately strategic considering, and in regards to the distinction among a firm that learns and person who fails.

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