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The Book The Generals
The Author J. L. Granatstein
The Publisher University of Calgary Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 370
ISBN 9781552381762
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book Sacrifice of the Generals
The Author Michael Parrish
The Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date2004
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 477
ISBN 0810850095
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The Generals
The Author Thomas E. Ricks
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2012-10-30
Genre History
Pages 576
ISBN 9781101595930
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the #1 bestselling author of Fiasco and The Gamble, an epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq History has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—and less kind to the generals of the wars that followed. In The Generals, Thomas E. Ricks sets out to explain why that is. In part it is the story of a widening gulf between performance and accountability. During the Second World War, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough. Today, as one American colonel said bitterly during the Iraq War, “As matters stand now, a private who loses a rifle suffers far greater consequences than a general who loses a war.” In The Generals we meet great leaders and suspect ones, generals who rose to the occasion and those who failed themselves and their soldiers. Marshall and Eisenhower cast long shadows over this story, as does the less familiar Marine General O. P. Smith, whose fighting retreat from the Chinese onslaught into Korea in the winter of 1950 snatched a kind of victory from the jaws of annihilation. But Korea also showed the first signs of an army leadership culture that neither punished mediocrity nor particularly rewarded daring. In the Vietnam War, the problem grew worse until, finally, American military leadership bottomed out. The My Lai massacre, Ricks shows us, is the emblematic event of this dark chapter of our history. In the wake of Vietnam a battle for the soul of the U.S. Army was waged with impressive success. It became a transformed institution, reinvigorated from the bottom up. But if the body was highly toned, its head still suffered from familiar problems, resulting in tactically savvy but strategically obtuse leadership that would win battles but end wars badly from the first Iraq War of 1990 through to the present. Ricks has made a close study of America’s military leaders for three decades, and in his 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 Book The Generals
The Author W.E.B. Griffin
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1986-02-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 384
ISBN 1440637067
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book In the Shadow of the Generals
The Author Martin Mullins
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2017-11-30
Genre Political Science
Pages 178
ISBN 9781351155786
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Providing an in-depth study of the construction of foreign policy in developing countries, Martin Mullins takes an original line of both a post-positivist methodology and an acceptance of the importance of the realism in foreign policy formation in the Southern Cone countries from the early 1980s to the present day. This carefully constructed work highlights the case of Chilean foreign policy in the 1990s in order to examine the adoption of realism in its policy formation, in contrast to the strong historical narratives of Argentina and Brazil. The volume focuses on the nuances of foreign policy making through a comprehensive study of political culture that underlines the links between domestic and foreign policy sets in the region.


The Book The Generals War
The Author Michael R. Gordon
The Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date1995
Genre Current Events
Pages 576
ISBN 0316321001
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The Generals Wellington and Napoleon 2
The Author Simon Scarrow
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2008-09-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 640
ISBN 9780755350810
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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?


The Book The Generals
The Author Benton Rain Patterson
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2005-05
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 289
ISBN 9780814767177
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The fight for the "booty and beauty" of New Orleans that propelled one general to the presidency.


The Book Days of the Generals
The Author Hilton Hamann
The Publisher Struik Pub
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 242
ISBN 1868723402
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Days of the Generals is based on interviews with the former Generals of the South African Defence Force: Magnus Malan, Constand Viljoen, Jannie Geldenhuys, George Meiring, Hein Du Toit and Chris Thirion. For the first time, they have opened up and told their side of the story about events in southern Africa from the 1970s to the present. Theirs is an explosive story, giving behind-the-scenes information about covert operations, secret meetings, strategic alliances and full-scale war. The title looks in detail at South Africa's involvement in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique. It examines the armed struggle of the ANC and the state's war weapons, South Africa's nuclear programme and other top secret issues. This is essential reading for anyone interested in southern African politics and military history.


The Book Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It
The Author Robert P. Broadwater
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2014-01-10
Genre History
Pages 203
ISBN 9780786459902
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Strategic Leadership
The Author Mark Grandstaff PhD
The Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date2008-12
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 370
ISBN 9781523096176
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Think Like a General…Lead Like an Executive “At their center, great organizations such as America's armed forces are the product of great leaders. This fantastic book reveals the keys to success within the military culture, as well as relevant and practical application tools for creating strong leaders today.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness What distinguishes strategic leadership? According to top U.S. Army generals, the difference lies in the discipline of thinking. Because the problems strategic leaders face are often multi-faceted and can involve ethical dilemmas, these leaders must move beyond thinking tactically and take a longer term, broader approach to finding solutions. Through the U.S. Army War College and other senior-service colleges, the Army teaches strategic thinking to its officers, developing some of the most esteemed leaders of our time. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive. Strategic Leadership: The General's Art provides aspiring leaders with an understanding of the behavior and competencies that make a good strategic leader. In line with the curriculum followed by senior officers attending the U.S. Army War College, this book teaches leaders how to think strategically in a volatile, uncertain environment and thereby to provide transformational leadership and shape outcomes. With contributions from senior military leaders as well as experts in the fields of strategic leadership, systems and critical thinking, and corporate culture, this invaluable reference shows readers how to move from mid-level manager to strategic-thinking senior executive.


The Book The Time of the Generals
The Author Frederick M. Nunn
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date1992
Genre History
Pages 349
ISBN 0803233345
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The quarter century from 1964 to 1989 was the "time of the generals," the most clearly defined era of military rule and influence in the history of Latin America. The effects of this rule were most evident in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Chile, where French- and German-style military professionalism developed into professional militarism. Frederick M. Nunn shows that the mentality of Latin American generals is typical of a worldwide military ethos but that its application is unique in the context of individual countries. In detailing the pervasiveness of this ethos worldwide, Nunn enables a better understanding of the willingness of Latin American military leaders to intervene in government, and of their activities once in power.


The Book Lloyd George and the Generals
The Author David R. Woodward
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2003-09-01
Genre Political Science
Pages 368
ISBN 9780203010136
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The frustrating stalemate on the western front with its unprecedented casualties provoked a furious debate in London between the civil and military authorities over the best way to defeat Germany. The passions aroused continued to the present day. The mercurial and dynamic David Lloyd George stood at the centre of this controversy throughout the war. His intervention in military questions and determination to redirect strategy put him at odds with the leading soldiers and admirals of his day. Professor Woodward, a student of the Great War for some four decades, explores the at times Byzantine atmosphere at Whitehall by exhaustive archival research in official and private papers. The focus is on Lloyd George and his adversaries such as Lord Kitchener, General Sir William Robertson, and Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig. The result is a fresh, compelling and detailed account of the interaction between civil and military authorities in total war.


The Book Washington and the Generals of the American Revolution
The Author Rufus Wilmot Griswold
The Publisher
Release Date1848
Genre Generals
Pages
ISBN NYPL:33433082541917
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Generals
The Author Robert Lyman
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre Command of troops
Pages 383
ISBN UOM:39015077667783
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From General Yamashita's blistering capture of Singapore in early 1942 to the final decisive victory by General Slim at Rangoon four years later, this scintillating account of war in Asia analyses the effectiveness of the Japanese, British and American commanders who lead their forces in defeat and victory during the longest continuous campaign of the Second World War. In The Generals, Robert Lyman looks at the role of the generals on both sides of the conflict and analyses their influence on the desperate struggle between both sides in what the British describe as 'the Forgotten War'. The ability of a general to inspire and motivate his men, and lead them to success, was crucial for victory but it took several years before the British were able to field leaders of the calibre necessary to defeat the Japanese. The personality of each commander had a direct impact on the outcome of battles, the formulation of strategy and the determination or otherwise of soldiers to fight to the bitter end. Through the stories of Yamashita, Perceval, Hutton, Irwin, Mountbatten, Stilwell, Mutaguchi and Slim, Lyman tells the gripping story of the war in the Far East through the perspective of the command and leadership abilities of the men who were responsible for the deployment of many hundreds of thousands of men in the titanic struggle for mastery in Asia during the Second World War. Reviews for Slim, Master of War: 'This is a first rate book . . . a beautifully written and carefully researched account.' Dr Richard Holmes 'Lyman is good on strategy . . . he is also astute on what it took to fight the war on the ground.' Sunday Times 'This significant book . . . is a much needed and scholarly addition to the literature of the Burma War.' Soldier Magazine Reviews for First Victory: 'In this excellent book, Robert Lyman... reveals the fascinating story of the forgotten desert battles that fundamentally changed the course of World War Two.' Military Illustrated His moving account of human beings, often tested beyond reason, should be read by all who aspire to lead in battle. Major General DM Naylor CB, MBE.


The Book The General s War
The Author David Hall
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2003-09-24
Genre Fiction
Pages 271
ISBN 1465324690
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book War in a Time of Peace
The Author David Halberstam
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 543
ISBN 9780743202121
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explores the complex dynamics of foreign policy in post-Cold War America, profiling Washington decision makers and providing an analysis of the Clinton presidency.


The Book The General s Caf
The Author Vanessa Mehrabian
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2011-08-22
Genre Fiction
Pages 231
ISBN 1462895778
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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'état. 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 Book The Generals
The Author Per Wahlöö
The Publisher Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date2013
Genre Fiction
Pages 288
ISBN 9780307744784
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book She Rode with the Generals
The Author Sylvia G. L. Dannett
The Publisher New York : T. Nelson
Release Date1960
Genre History
Pages 326
ISBN UOM:39015046371871
Language English, Spanish, And French