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📒The Generals ✍ Thomas E. Ricks
📝The Generals Book Synopsis : 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 ✍ W.E.B. Griffin
📝The Generals Book Synopsis : The sixth book in W.E.B. Griffin’s sweeping military epic of the United States Army—the New York Times bestselling Brotherhood of War series. “W.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 battle—and for glory...
📒The Generals ✍ J. L. Granatstein
📝The Generals Book 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.
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📒The Generals ✍ Per Wahloo
📝The Generals Book Synopsis : 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 General S Secretary ✍ Debby Giusti
📝The General s Secretary Book Synopsis : Lillie Beaumont's dark past has just turned up on her porch--fatally wounded. The dying words of the man imprisoned for killing Lillie's mother suggest hidden secrets. Criminal Investigations Division special agent Dawson Timmons agrees. He has his own motive for seeking the truth, and it gives Lillie every reason to doubt him. But even as they reluctantly begin to face painful secrets together, Dawson fears that a murderer is waiting to strike again. And this time, Lillie is right in the line of fire....
📒The General S War ✍ David Hall
📝The General s War Book Synopsis : The Viet Nam war is all but over, and the American troops are lookingforward to coming home and getting on with their lives. But someoneapparently forgot to tell General Rush. Incensed that his governmenthas given up, hes determined to mount one more operation, if just tosalvage a bit of national honor and personal pride. THE GENERALS WAR takes a comic and irreverent look at the kind of military thinking that gets us into wars in the first place and keeps us there long after we should be gone. Must reading for history buffs and concerned citizens.
📒The General S Caf ✍ Vanessa Mehrabian
📝The General S Caf Book Synopsis : Meet Alec Pembridge, a 27-year old Government worker who has always struggled to live in this world he had no choice but to have been born into. Living under the General's Government, things were not as they should be. In a way, he had always felt it. But it didn't matter. Life was good. Much better than before the coup d'tat. Until a sudden attack on the rural Government Headquarters beyond the city limits. Arson? Revenge? Protest? A new frenzy of accusations and haze of unrest follows, and is further complicated when Alec is chosen to join Official Henderson to investigate the fire, in the process meeting a young woman, and increasingly questioning his sanity, morals and free mind to the point of no return...
📒The General S Horsewoman ✍ Carol DeGrange
📝The General s Horsewoman Book Synopsis : Bourtai, a Manchu princess, is given as a bribe to the prominent Chinese general, Wu San Gui. During the tumultuous fall of the Ming Dynasty and the rise of the Qing Dynasty, the lives of Bourtai and Wu are entwined for both good and ill. "Thomas Harper, the literary critic for The Alliance Review, declared that DeGrange's previous novel, The Ming Legacy, was "an intriguing mix --- of history, art and murder.""
📒The General S Daughter ✍ Nelson DeMille
📝The General s Daughter Book Synopsis : Her murder was just the beginning. She was an army captain and the daughter of legendary General 'Fighting Joe' Campbell, when her body was found - naked and bound - on the firing range of Fort Hadley. This political powder keg of a case goes directly to elite army investigator Paul Brenner and rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill - and explodes. Behind the military code of honour, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption - all leading to the golden girl's shocking secret life.