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The Generals

The Generals
  • Author : J. L. Granatstein
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 1552381765
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Summary : 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

The Generals
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-30
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 1101595930
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Summary : 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.

These are the Generals

These are the Generals
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1943
  • Total pages :259
  • ISBN :
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The Generals

The Generals
  • Author : W. E. B. Griffin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 9780515084559
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Summary : 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

The Generals
  • Author : Per Wahlöö
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0307744787
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Summary : 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

Days of the Generals
  • Author : Hilton Hamann
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN :
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Summary : An explosive, behind-the-scenes story from the South African Generals themselves about covert operations, strategic alliances and full-scale war.

The Generals

The Generals
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-30
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 1101595930
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Summary : 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

The Generals
  • Author : Robert Lyman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :383
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 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 fas

The Generals

The Generals
  • Author : Per Wahloo
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  • Release Date :2013-06-18
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0307744795
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Summary : 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.

Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It

Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It
  • Author : Robert P. Broadwater
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  • Release Date :2014-01-10
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 0786459905
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Summary : 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.

Churchill and the Generals

Churchill and the Generals
  • Author : Barrie Pitt
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  • Release Date :2004-06-30
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 1473813166
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Summary : 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 Generals of Shiloh

The Generals of Shiloh
  • Author : Larry Tagg
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  • Release Date :2017-11-19
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 1611213703
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Summary : The author of The Generals of Gettysburg examines the characters and actions of the military leadership at this Tennessee Civil War battle. “Character is destiny,” wrote the Greek philosopher Heraclitus more than twenty-five centuries ago. Most writers of military history stress strategy and tactics at the expense of the character of their subjects. Larry Tagg remedies that oversight with The Generals of Shiloh, a unique and invaluable study of the high-ranking combat officers whose conduct in April 1862 helped determine the success or failure of their respective armies, the fate of the war in the Western Theater, and, in turn, the fate of the American union. Tagg presents detailed background information on each of his subjects, coupled with a thorough account of each man’s actions on the field of Shiloh and, if he survived that battle, his fate thereafter. Many of the great names are found here in this early battle, from Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Don Carlos Buell to Albert S. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, and P. G. T. Beauregard. Many more men, whose names crossed the stage of furious combat only to disappear in the smoke on the far side, also populate these pages. Each acted in his own unique fashion. This marriage of character (“the features and attributes of a man”) with his war record offers new insights into how and why a particular soldier acted a certain way, in a certain situation, at a certain time. Nineteenth century combat was an unforgiving cauldron. In that hot fire some grew timid and listless, others demonstrated a tendency toward rashness, and the balance rose to the occasion and did their duty as they understood it. This book explores all of their individual stories. “Does a good job of shining a bright light upon the great preponderance of highly placed citizen-generals in the Shiloh armies.” —Civil War Books and Authors

Lloyd George and the Generals

Lloyd George and the Generals
  • Author : David R. Woodward
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  • Release Date :2004-11-23
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1135770719
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Summary : 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 Generals Of Gettysburg

The Generals Of Gettysburg
  • Author : Larry Tagg
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  • Release Date :2008-12-15
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0786743948
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Summary : Filled with insightful anecdotes and lively narrative, The Generals of Gettysburg presents detailed information on the character and personality of all 133 combat-command officers as well as an in-depth account of each man's actions on the field. This marriage of character --the features and attributes of a man--with each general's battlefield record, offers new insights into the battle and its outcome.

Sacrifice of the Generals

Sacrifice of the Generals
  • Author : Michael Parrish
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :477
  • ISBN : 9780810850095
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Summary : 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 General's Game Book

The General's Game Book
  • Author : Dare Wilson
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  • Release Date :2013-07-02
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1473828368
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Summary : Dare Wilson's sporting career dates back to 1920s when, as a small boy, he started fishing in Northumberland on River Derwent. Since then as he has pursued successful careers in the Army and Conservation, he has fished and shot all over the world; turkey hunting and snake catching in Georgia, pheasants in Korea, sand grouse and quail in Palestine, geese in Ireland, ducks in Manitoba.A natural story teller, General Wilson's sporting career almost ended while wildfowling in The Wash in early 1939 he, his Cambridge University friends and their dogs were saved by a miracle. An uninterrupted line of black Labradors have shared Dare's experiences. The current one, is the 12th. For good measure the General tells of his thrilling winter sports (skiing and cresta) and parachuting experiences. His team of SAS free-fallers broke the World Record in 1962 tragically one member died.Dare may have lived life on the edge but the risks he has taken have always been carefully calculated. Had they not been he would not still be an active fisherman and shot in his 90's. This is a treasure trove of sporting stories.

The Generals

The Generals
  • Author : Benton Rain Patterson
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  • Release Date :2005-05
  • Total pages :289
  • ISBN : 0814767176
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Summary : The fight for the "booty and beauty" of New Orleans that propelled one general to the presidency.

The Generals of Saratoga

The Generals of Saratoga
  • Author : Max M. Mintz
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  • Release Date :1992-07-29
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 9780300052619
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Summary : This work offers an account of the Saratoga campaign of 1777 through the lives of its opposing generals - John Burgoyne, the British commander, and Horatio Gates, the American (but British born) commander. The book portrays the two men and the events that developed around them. It covers both the American and British dimensions of the campaign, the only engagement in the Revolutionary War in which an all-American army captured a major British force.

The Time of the Generals

The Time of the Generals
  • Author : Frederick M. Nunn
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  • Release Date :1992-01-01
  • Total pages :349
  • ISBN : 9780803233348
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Summary : 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 Generals of the Last War with Great Britain

The Generals of the Last War with Great Britain
  • Author : John Stilwell Jenkins
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  • Release Date :1849
  • Total pages :407
  • ISBN :
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