πŸ“’ Author : Thomas E. Ricks
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin Group USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 558
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780143124092
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Winston Groom
πŸ“’ Publisher : National Geographic Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015
πŸ“’ Pages : 510
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781426215490
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the story of three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II. George Marshall, George Patton, and Douglas MacArthur redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years. Virginian George Marshall led his class at the Virginia Military Institute to become the principal planner of the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, the greatest American operation, which ended the conflict. Afterward, he rose to become the Army's Chief of Staff, where he balanced the volatility of generals such as Patton and MacArthur for the good of the country. Like Marshall, George Patton, who is remembered as one of the most heroic and controversial generals in American history, overcame early academic difficulties to graduate at the top of his class at West Point. He would build and command the Army's burgeoning tank division, lead the successful invasion of North Africa during World War II, a


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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1963
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πŸ“’ Author : Simon Scarrow
πŸ“’ Publisher : Headline
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-09-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 640
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780755350810
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : THE GENERALS is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England - and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington). Wellesley is leading a vast army in India, where British interests are under threat. The campaign will result in the creation of the Raj - the jewel in the British Empire's crown. Wellesley returns to England a hardened veteran and more determined than ever to end France's domination of Europe. Both Wellesley and Napoleon intend to win - whatever the cost. Who will ultimately succeed?


πŸ“’ Author : Nancy Scott Anderson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Outlet
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 523
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0517118858
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Traces the careers of Grant and Lee from West Point to their first face-to-face meeting at Appomattox


πŸ“’ Author : W.E.B. Griffin
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1986-02-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 384
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1440637067
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The sixth book in W.E.B. Griffin’s sweeping military epic of the United States Armyβ€”the New York Times bestselling Brotherhood of War series. β€œW.E.B. Griffin is a storyteller in the grand tradition, probably the best man around for describing the military community. Brotherhood of War...is an American epic.”—Tom Clancy They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that changed the outcome of battles...and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the torturous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America's finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battleβ€”and for glory...


πŸ“’ Author : J. L. Granatstein
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Calgary Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 370
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781552381762
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Originally published in 1993, The Generals has received resounding praise for its relevance, depth, and scholarship. A detailed account of Canada's military at a crucial time in history, the book focuses on the personalities, politics and pressures that define Canada's involvement in WW2. By examining closely the remarkable individuals who fought and won WW2, this book will once again give Canadians an objective, unfiltered look at our leadership during this vital period in our military history. It is the only book of its kind on this subject and remains an invaluable resource for academics, policy makers and anyone interested in Canada's military history.


πŸ“’ Author : Thomas Wyatt
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1848
πŸ“’ Pages : 315
πŸ“’ ISBN : UVA:X000388288
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Etats-Unis

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πŸ“’ Author : Rufus Wilmot Griswold
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1885
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : IND:32000009111297
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Generals

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πŸ“’ Author : Peter Popham
πŸ“’ Publisher : Random House
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 440
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781846043727
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Burma

SYNOPSIS : She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Then, in 2010, Burma's generals opened the door a chink: Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and her country began to change. Suu Kyi's acclaimed biographer, Peter Popham, describes what happened next. Travelling across the country, meeting aristocrats, monks and politicians, freedom fighters, punks and rebels, he shows how hope has slowly returned to the lives of ordinary Burmese. He also examines the fate of the hill tribes, and how the world's politicians and businessmen are striving for influence. But with greater openness, long-suppressed prejudices have burst into the open: intolerant Buddhist preachers have whipped up the latent hostility of the Burmese against people of other races and beliefs, especially the Muslim Rohingya. When Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, she began to negotiate with the military. Yet she has declined to take a firm stand on minority rights - to the dismay of many in the West. The Lady and the Generals offers a trenchant and compelling portrait of this fascinating country and asks where Burma and Suu Kyi herself - with her bravery, her brilliance and her limitations - are heading next. Praise for The Lady and the Peacock: 'What a gift to our world and what a splendid telling of [Aung San Suu Kyi's life]. We are deeply indebted to Peter Popham for such a superb account' - Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'Sensitive and moving' - Sunday Times 'Beautifully written and compelling in every aspect' - Joanna Lumley 'Warm and objective...will not be bettered for a long time' - Independent on Sunday