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The Resource Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks

Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks

Label
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq
Title
Fiasco
Title remainder
the American military adventure in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Ricks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • [In this book, the author offers an] account - explosive, shocking, and authoritative - of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq. [The book also offers] accounts of battles such as 2nd Fallujah and Tall Afar, whose names should take their place alongside two Jima and Porkchop Hill on a select list of honor ... Too many American and Iraqi lives have been lost, and too much of America's might and influence has been squandered, for these individuals to escape a fair reckoning. [This book] is that reckoning.-Dust jacket
  • "Cutting through the headlines and spin, this is the first book to give us a true picture of the reality on the ground, through the words of the people there - from commanders to intelligence officers, army doctors to ordinary soldiers. Providing eye-witness accounts that contradict the official stories and figures, they give a chilling picture of the deceit, stupidity, wishful thinking, lack of forward planning and total intellectual failure of those behind the invasion. The result is an extraordinary new insight into the plight of ordinary soldiers doing nightmarish jobs, and the real nature of the fighting in Iraq."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ricks, Thomas E
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.R535 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
Label
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Containment -- A bad ending -- Containment and its discontents -- This changes everything: the aftermath of 9/11 -- The war of words -- The run-up -- The silence of the lambs -- Into Iraq -- Winning a battle -- How to create an insurgency (I) -- How to create an insurgency (II) -- The CPA: "can't produce anything" -- Getting tough -- The descent into abuse -- The long term -- "The Army of the Euphrates" takes stock -- The Marine Corps files a dissent -- The surprise -- The price paid -- The corrections -- Turnover -- Too little too late? -- Betting against history
Control code
67375172
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201035
Lccn
2006045357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201035
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-462) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Containment -- A bad ending -- Containment and its discontents -- This changes everything: the aftermath of 9/11 -- The war of words -- The run-up -- The silence of the lambs -- Into Iraq -- Winning a battle -- How to create an insurgency (I) -- How to create an insurgency (II) -- The CPA: "can't produce anything" -- Getting tough -- The descent into abuse -- The long term -- "The Army of the Euphrates" takes stock -- The Marine Corps files a dissent -- The surprise -- The price paid -- The corrections -- Turnover -- Too little too late? -- Betting against history
Control code
67375172
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201035
Lccn
2006045357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594201035
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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