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Both opponets and proponets of "The Surge" will find this book to be both informative and evenhanded.
The picture that Robinson paints in this book is consistent with the themes that I heard Petraeus speak about when he was at Harvard's Kennedy School a few months ago.
This is the critical set of issues covered holistically by Linda Robinson in this well-reported and highly readable book.
The book documents Petraeus' Surge strategy in Iraq, published shortly after its "successful" completion. Read morePublished 17 months ago by LVT06
Frankly I don't care what he did in his personal life. The man was (still is) a great leader and I would still follow him to the ends of the earth without question. Read morePublished 19 months ago by charles e heidal
The 2003 Gulf War was landmark in US history for several reasons. First, it was probably the first war in US history where the number of private contractors equaled the number of... Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Newton Ooi
The Iraqi was was an interesting story. Things were very bad in 04/05. Many in the nation called for withdraw. The war was the subject of intense debate. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Thomas M. Magee
This book provides a clear look at GEN Petraeus' efforts to turn the war in Iraq around through the "surge. Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The book covers the events of [mostly] January 2007 to early 2008, almost entirely from the point of view of officers in the US Army. Read morePublished on April 2, 2009 by James R. Maclean
This book was fantastic:
It gave a clear and concise history of "The Surge" from numerous points of view - from the lowliest soldiers involved, to General Petraeus, to... Read more
This book is comprehensive while retaining the currency of a bi-weekly magazine. All of it is worth reading and the sacrifices of its heroes should be known to all. Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by M. Dillon