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  • Ricks, Thomas E.
  • Generals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Command of troops -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.
  • United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Case studies.
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    The generals : American military command from World War II to today / Thomas E. Ricks.
    by Ricks, Thomas E.
    New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
  • Generals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Command of troops -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies.
  • United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Case studies.
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    9781594204043 :
    1594204047 :
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    558 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
    Prologue: Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944 -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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 -- Part III. 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 -- Part IV. Interwar. DePuy's great rebuilding -- “How to teach judgment” -- Part V. 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 -- Epilogue: Restoring American military leadership.
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