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This is an auction for THE GENERALS' WAR by Michael R Gordon & General Bernard E Trainor.

"If the Vietnam War was conducted by politicians in Washington, the war for Kuwait was, according to New York Times correspondent Gordon and retired general Trainor, our "generals' war." The authors conclude that President Bush understood what his predecessors never did. Neither Johnson nor Nixon, nor for that matter National Security Council adviser Henry Kissinger, allowed the military to wage a winning war. The lesson was well learned by Gen. Colin Powell, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who directed his subordinates to lash out against the Iraqis with everything we had save for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Aggrandized as "the world's fourth largest military," the enemy fizzled away within hours when confronted with the world's premier military force. This cogent analysis provides several disturbing answers worthy of our attention. Recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

"Drawing on interviews with senior officials and newly declassified documents, Gordon and Trainor provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Gulf War's generalship. The dominant figure, then-chairman of the joint chiefs General Colin Powell, is spotlighted as a politico-military maestro overseeing the dawn of a new era in military technology. In their review of the short, violent, one-sided war, the authors uncover the problems of cooperation among coalition forces and reveal details of inter-service tensions, as well as difficulties within the U.S. branches themselves."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 1995.

551 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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