David Petraeus: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Bradley T. Gericke
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  • ISBN-10: 0313383782
  • ISBN-13: 9780313383786
  • DDC: 355.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 203 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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BIOGRAPHY: DAVID PETRAEUS With the war in Iraq going poorly, General David Petraeus supervised the writing of a new counterinsurgency doctrine, which he put into practice in the "surge" that changed the course of the conflict. The duty of a leader, Petraeus proclaims, is to "get the big ideas right." How successful has he been at achieving this aim during his lengthy service in the U.S. Army?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Biographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline: Events in the Life of David Petraeus.
1: Boyhood in New York.
2: The First Crucible: West Point.
3: Junior Officer Years in the Army.
4: Expanding Horizons: The Young Scholar-Leader.
5: Back to Usma: Duty in the Department of Social Sciences.
6: Field-Grade Years.
7: Battalion Command in the Rakkasans.
8: Operations in Haiti.
9: Brigade Command at Fort Bragg.
10: An Injury and Deployment to the Balkans.
11: Commanding General of the Screaming Eagles: Leading the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Iraq.
12: North to Mosul with the 101st.
13: The War in Northern Iraq and Beyond.
14: Training Iraqi Security Forces.
15: Changing Army Doctrine for a New War in Iraq.
16: MNF-I: Starting the Surge.
17: Turning the Tide in Iraq.
18: Gathering Momentum: Beyond the Surge.
19: The U.S. Endgame in Iraq.
20: A New War in Afghanistan.
21: What Place in History?.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.