Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005

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by Thomas E. Ricks
     
 

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The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

Thomas E. Ricks, senior Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post, puts forth in Fiasco a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq, now with a prefaceSee more details below

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The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

Thomas E. Ricks, senior Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post, puts forth in Fiasco a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq, now with a preface on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel-including more than one hundred senior officers-and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public. Tragically, it is an undeniable account- explosive, shocking, and authoritative-of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America's most powerful and honored civilian and military leaders.

Editorial Reviews

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"Staggeringly vivid and persuasive . . . absolutely essential reading."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"The best account yet of the entire war."
-Vanity Fair

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101201404
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/25/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
200,715
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Staggeringly vivid and persuasive . . . absolutely essential reading."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"The best account yet of the entire war."
-Vanity Fair

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