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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 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 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 W.E.B. Griffin
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1986-02-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 384
ISBN 1440637067
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 tortorous 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 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 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 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 Haig the General s progress
The Author Roger Morris
The Publisher Playboy Enterprises Inc
Release Date1982
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 450
ISBN 0872237532
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Traces the secretary of state's career, from his early army rise, through the Nixon-Kissinger years, Vietnam, and his NATO command, to his activities under Reagan, assessing the quality of the man himself

The Book Lloyd George and the Generals
The Author David R. Woodward
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2004-11-23
Genre History
Pages 368
ISBN 9781135770716
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 The Generals
The Author Benton Rain Patterson
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2005-05-01
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 Memoirs of the Generals Commodores and Other Commanders who Distinguished Themselves in the American Army and Navy During the Wars of the Revolution and 1812 and who Were Presented with Medals by Congress for Their Gallant Services
The Author Thomas Wyatt
The Publisher
Release Date1848
Genre United States
Pages 315
ISBN HARVARD:32044086248523
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Washington and the Generals of the American Revolution
The Author Rufus Wilmot Griswold
The Publisher
Release Date1848
Genre Generals
ISBN NYPL:33433082541917
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Churchill and the Generals
The Author Barrie Pitt
The Publisher Pen and Sword
Release Date2004-06-30
Genre History
Pages 196
ISBN 9781473813168
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book vividly brings alive the dramatic situation facing Europe and the Allies after the loss of Dunkirk. Churchill and his generals - Alexander, Brooke, Wavell and Montgomery - were faced with many disasters that required courageous decisions in order to pursue their aim of victory. This is the inside story of the situations they faced, the decisions they made and the outcome of those choices. An incredible portrayal of the courage, the nerve and the commitment of those brave men who affected the course of history.

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 Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It
The Author Robert P. Broadwater
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2010-05-20
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 The General s Hostage
The Author A. C. Fox
The Publisher Etopia Press
Release Date2016-07-07
Genre Fiction
Pages 244
ISBN 9781944138509
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Two powerful men. Two bitter enemies. One chance at love. Tav Cyrdath, a powerful wind adept and a brilliant general, leads the last free humans in a war against the Boa Visk, monsters who have enslaved most of humanity. But when the man who rules Illunvia refuses to surrender, Tav is forced to take the city by sword and magic. Victorious, he intends to execute the human traitor who has done so much harm by defying him. But when the defeated ruler, Duric Darmain, begs him to spare the citizens of Illunvia, Tav finds himself overcome by sudden mercy. He takes the man as a hostage instead, intending to use him in a trap against the monsters who have set this war in motion. Duric is defeated, broken...and yet Tav can't get his enemy out of his mind. But how could he ever feel this way about a man who has betrayed all Tav stands for? Duric knows he was only a puppet ruler for the Boa Visk, yet he has done all he can to shield his people from the cruel overlords. Now he is a prisoner, fallen from power, hated and scorned as a traitor. And yet the enemy general begins to treat him with a curious respect and eventually even kindness. He dares not trust again, but this one-time enemy makes him want to yield his heart as hostage, even as he struggles to conquer the fears he can't escape... Magic can heal wounds, but hearts must be mended with love. Both men have deep scars. Both have seen dark times. But the chance at love exists...if only they can embrace it before the Boa Visk return. Keywords: m/m romance, fantasy romance, gay fantasy, LGBT sword and sorcery, enemies to lovers, gay romance

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 Don t blame the generals
The Author Alan Moorehead
The Publisher
Release Date1943
Genre World War, 1939-1945
Pages 312
ISBN STANFORD:36105080711356
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: History and events of the World War in North Africa from August 1941 to August 1942.

The Book Too Important for the Generals
The Author Allan Mallinson
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2016-06-02
Genre History
Pages 400
ISBN 9781409011002
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘War is too important to be left to the generals’ snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After all this was a fight that, we were told, would be over by Christmas. Now, in his major new history, Allan Mallinson, former professional soldier and author of the acclaimed 1914: Fight the Good Fight, provides answers that are disturbing as well as controversial, and have a contemporary resonance. He disputes the growing consensus among historians that British generals were not to blame for the losses and setbacks in the ‘war to end all wars’ – that, given the magnitude of their task, they did as well anyone could have. He takes issue with the popular view that the ‘amateur’ opinions on strategy of politicians such as Lloyd George and, especially, Winston Churchill, prolonged the war and increased the death toll. On the contrary, he argues, even before the war began Churchill had a far more realistic, intelligent and humane grasp of strategy than any of the admirals or generals, while very few senior officers – including Sir Douglas Haig – were up to the intellectual challenge of waging war on this scale. And he repudiates the received notion that Churchill’s stature as a wartime prime minister after 1940 owes much to the lessons he learned from his First World War ‘mistakes’ – notably the Dardanelles campaign – maintaining that in fact Churchill’s achievement in the Second World War owes much to the thwarting of his better strategic judgement by the ‘professionals’ in the First – and his determination that this would not be repeated. Mallinson argues that from day one of the war Britain was wrong-footed by absurdly faulty French military doctrine and paid, as a result, an unnecessarily high price in casualties. He shows that Lloyd George understood only too well the catastrophically dysfunctional condition of military policy-making and struggled against the weight of military opposition to fix it. And he asserts that both the British and the French failed to appreciate what the Americans’ contribution to victory could be – and, after the war, to acknowledge fully what it had actually been.

The Book The Generals
The Author Winston Groom
The Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date2015-11-10
Genre History
Pages 512
ISBN 9781426215506
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest victory: leading the allies to victory in World War II. These 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 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. Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, The Generals is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.