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The Resource The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks

The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks

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The generals : American military command from World War II to today
Title
The generals
Title remainder
American military command from World War II to today
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
History has been kind to the American generals of World War II and less kind to the generals of the wars that followed. Setting out to explain why, Thomas E. Ricks cites a widening gulf between performance and accountability. Then, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough. Today, as one American colonel said bitterly, "A private who loses a rifle suffers far greater consequences than a general who loses a war."
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ricks, Thomas E
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Large type books
  • Military history
  • Command of troops
  • Generals
  • Large type books
  • United States
  • Military history
Label
The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World War II -- General George C. 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 -- The Korean War -- William Dean and Douglas MacArthur : two generals self-destruct -- Army generals fail at Chosin -- O.P. Smith succeeds at Chosin -- Ridgway turns the war around -- MacArthur's last stand -- The organization man's army -- The Vietnam War -- Maxwell Taylor : architect of defeat -- William Westmoreland : the organization man in command -- William DePuy : World War II-style generalship in Vietnam -- The collapse of generalship in the 1960s -- At the top -- In the field -- In personnel policy -- Tet '68 : the end of Westmoreland and the turning point of the war -- My Lai : General Koster's cover-up and General Peers's investigation -- The end of a war, the end of an army -- Interwar -- DePuy's great rebuilding -- "How to teach judgment" -- Iraq and the hidden costs of rebuilding -- Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 war -- The ground war : Schwarzkopf vs. Frederick Franks -- The post-Gulf War military -- Tommy R. Franks : two-time loser -- Ricardo Sanchez : over his head -- George Casey : trying but treading water -- David Petraeus : an outlier moves in, then leaves
Control code
ocn812614667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
861 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410454706
Lccn
2012041296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)812614667
Label
The generals : American military command from World War II to today, Thomas E. Ricks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World War II -- General George C. 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 -- The Korean War -- William Dean and Douglas MacArthur : two generals self-destruct -- Army generals fail at Chosin -- O.P. Smith succeeds at Chosin -- Ridgway turns the war around -- MacArthur's last stand -- The organization man's army -- The Vietnam War -- Maxwell Taylor : architect of defeat -- William Westmoreland : the organization man in command -- William DePuy : World War II-style generalship in Vietnam -- The collapse of generalship in the 1960s -- At the top -- In the field -- In personnel policy -- Tet '68 : the end of Westmoreland and the turning point of the war -- My Lai : General Koster's cover-up and General Peers's investigation -- The end of a war, the end of an army -- Interwar -- DePuy's great rebuilding -- "How to teach judgment" -- Iraq and the hidden costs of rebuilding -- Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 war -- The ground war : Schwarzkopf vs. Frederick Franks -- The post-Gulf War military -- Tommy R. Franks : two-time loser -- Ricardo Sanchez : over his head -- George Casey : trying but treading water -- David Petraeus : an outlier moves in, then leaves
Control code
ocn812614667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
861 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410454706
Lccn
2012041296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)812614667

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