The Generals


  • Author : W. E. B. Griffin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN : 9780515084559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Generals have a mission--to lead America's finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia--but it is a new kind of war, one for which the Generals have prepared their new army. Reissue.

The Generals


  • Author : J. L. Granatstein
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 1552381765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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.

The Generals' War


  • Author : Michael R. Gordon,General Bernard E. Trainor
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780316321006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An account of the war in the Persian Gulf takes readers behind the scenes at the Pentagon and the White House to provide portraits of the top military commanders and to discuss what worked and what did not.

The Generals


  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 1101595930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A New York Times bestseller! An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell. While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to the generals of the wars that followed, such as Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. In The Generals, Thomas E. Ricks sets out to explain why that is. In chronicling the widening gulf between performance and accountability among the top brass of the U.S. military, Ricks tells the stories of 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.

The Generals


  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 1101595930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A New York Times bestseller! An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell. While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to the generals of the wars that followed, such as Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and Petraeus. In The Generals, Thomas E. Ricks sets out to explain why that is. In chronicling the widening gulf between performance and accountability among the top brass of the U.S. military, Ricks tells the stories of 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.

Sacrifice of the Generals


  • Author : Michael Parrish
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780810850095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The personnel loss of the Red Army is one of the most controversial aspects of Soviet military history, subject to exaggerations, statistical disagreements, and contemporary Russian politics. This biographical dictionary, the result of nearly twenty years of research, attempts to set the record straight with entries for nearly 1,000 senior Soviet officers who were captured by the enemy, were repressed by Soviet leadership, were killed in combat, or died of illness between 1939 and 1953. Sacrifice of the Generals: Soviet Senior Officer Losses, 1939-1953 is enhanced by the author's access to the Soviet archives that became available since 1990. It also includes a preface that contributes important contextual information on personnel organization and losses of the Soviet Army, essays containing extensive bibliographies, and a foreword by John Erickson, the foremost Western historian of the Soviet armed forces. This unique research tool greatly increases our understanding of the Soviet Union's mighty World War II effort and related Stalinist politics during its greatest hour. Based on the latest declassified sources, Parrish combines into one volume crucial information that has been widely scattered among many different locations and difficult to access.

The Generals


  • Author : Per Wahloo
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2013-06-18
  • ISBN : 0307744795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a political satire, told as a court transcript, about the court-martial of a general gone rogue. Time: the not too distant future. Place: a small island in the temperate zone. Scene: air-force headquarters. Corporal Edwin Velder is on trial for his life--accused of acts against the military, government, and society. As the proceedings unfold, we learn of a country's descent into political tyranny--a civil war erupted in the face of a secret armed force bringing the current generals to power. The military tribunal forces Velder to reconstruct the events, battles, and final defeat of the island rebellion. As the inevitable verdict is pronounced, Velder's testimony just might bring to bear yet another political revolution.

The Generals


  • Author : Per Wahlöö
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 0307744787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A rerelease of a classic work of political satire by the late co-author of the Martin Beck series is presented in the style of a court transcript and traces the court-martial of a rogue general who reconstructs the events, battles and defeat of an island rebellion against the armed forces that secretly worked to seize power. Original.

Days of the Generals


  • Author : Hilton Hamann
  • Publisher : Struik Pub
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An explosive, behind-the-scenes story from the South African Generals themselves about covert operations, strategic alliances and full-scale war.

Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It


  • Author : Robert P. Broadwater
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 0786459905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This is an examination of reminiscences of the primary leaders on both sides at the battle of Gettysburg and a comparison of these reminiscences to the historical record. Many generals presented statements written decades after the Civil War, when the Gettysburg Campaign was the topic of historical research and personal controversy. This comparative history illuminates how history is shaped as well as how the famous battle unfolded.