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

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - History - 512 pages
7 Reviews
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year
One of Time's 10 Best Books of the Year
USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year
New York Times Notable Book

The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq

Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript 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.
  

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Fiasco

User Review  - millhouse - Borders

I hope children and adults are not using this book for facts about the Iraq war. This book is an opinion of one writer. I believe President Bush will go down as one of the best presdients' in our ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Hunt - Goodreads

While providing a good overview of the events leading up to OIF, the point of view is too politicized (as evidenced by the title). However, we probably won't have a neutral treatment until at least a decade from now. Read full review

Contents

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PART III
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PART II
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BETTING AGAINST HISTORY
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Thomas E. Ricks is "The Washington Post's" senior Pentagon correspondent. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national reporting, he has reported on U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq" and "A Soldier's Duty".

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