Larry Zieminski's Reviews > The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

The Fourth Star by David Cloud
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Mar 17, 11

Recommended to Larry by: CPT Gregoire (Co Commander)
Recommended for: Soldiers
Read from March 15 to 17, 2011, read count: 1

This book provided some great insight into some of the most powerful Generals in the US Army. It starts off with fairly short bios for each man, covering their early life and decisions to join the Army. Then the authors follow their careers until all 4 Generals are tested in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I enjoyed getting a closer look on how the Generals were viewing the war (which varied, sometimes significantly, from what they said publicly at the time).

I'd have liked to see the book cover more of the "end" of the Iraq War. We get to the surge, then the book just ends. I'm guessing that as the Generals had moved on to other things (and other Wars), that it was beyond the scope of the book. I'm still looking for the definitive history of the Iraq War.
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03/16/2011 page 16
5.0% "My Commander let me borrow this book. Time to plow through it in the new few days."

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