The Fourth Star

The Fourth Star

Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

eBook - 2009
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Analyzing the careers of an elite quartet--General John Abizaid, General George Casey Jr., General Peter Chiarelli, and General David Petraeus, Jaffe shows how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on this reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe.
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 9780307462428
0307462420
Additional Contributors: Jaffe, Greg
Contents: Age of anarchy
Abizaidland
The new centurions
The Department
The trophy
No job for amateurs
Sheikh of sheikhs
"We didn't know"
All glory is fleeting
The bunker in Jadiriyah
"What would you do, Lieutenant?"
The Army of the Tigris
Big Green.
Summary: Analyzing the careers of an elite quartet--General John Abizaid, General George Casey Jr., General Peter Chiarelli, and General David Petraeus, Jaffe shows how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on this reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe.

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MichaelArmster
Dec 10, 2016

gosh if youere military you should devour it. i have no military experience and can't put it down. It is vying for the best book of my reads this year. Will always recommend.

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