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Michael R. Gordon is the chief military correspondent for The New York Times, where he has worked since 1985. He is the coauthor, with Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor, of The Generals' War and Cobra II. He has covered the Iraq and Afghan wars, the Kosovo conflict, the Russian war in Chechnya, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and the American invasion of Panama.
Bernard E. Trainor, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, was a military correspondent for The New York Times from 1986 to 1990. He was director of the National Security Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1990 to 1996 and was a military analyst for NBC during the Iraq War.
The Endgame covers the entire American occupation of Iraq from after the successful invasion to the complete withdrawal of troops. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MechPebbles
I found this 800-page book to be somewhat frustrating. It's a mixture of very insightful, clear, and vividly written accounts of the military and political fundamentals (in both... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BebopBoomer
Best indept analysis I have read so far regarding the war in IraqPublished 5 months ago by Sedric A Thomas
Appears to pull together lots of stories and the hopelessness of Iraq. It is more a story of the boots on the ground and not the remote politicians. Read morePublished 11 months ago by bob
“Do not try to do too much with your own hands. Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly. It is their war, and you are to help them, not win it for them. Read morePublished 17 months ago by H. P.
The book outlined an environment that is in place in roughly 1/3rd of the world. We (and others) need to learn from history so as not to continually repeat it.Published on June 14, 2013 by J. Blair
Gordon and Trainor's book is the best study - to date - of the military and political aspects of the war in Iraq. Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Frank G.
This book is great for historians who are seeking an exhaustive and factual detail of events, compiled from a number of sources, without a great deal of analysis.Published on May 10, 2013 by W. Cody Anderson