Understanding our Involument
Unique , General Stanley McChrystal has personalized the 3 wars that we are presently involed. We see how from a young boy his destiny was to be person in charge.His desired to have open and transparent communication was his biggest asset.
The inflection of his voice and timing adds to the excitment and drama of the story
NO, much of what is presented must be thought about ,reflected on, so you understand the General's involement.
With our present administration's foreign policy, this book explains the questions of why. I don't feel this soldier was listen to by our administration . The culture, prior events,and tribes of the area, General Stanley McChrystal's account is current and honest- A rare attribute today.
In a day when the bulk of our knowledge and understanding of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are shaped--or misshaped-- by mass media, General McChrystal's book provides a vastly deeper understanding of the complexity of the events in those conflicts, and the evolution of the skills and strategies that allowed them to be managed effectively. It is also a lesson in commitment to the lifelong development of leadership skills, and contains invaluable insights for developing leaders in all fields.
A great account from a strong leader and professional. The story is not perfect but reflects his strong will to complete the mission given to him while developing and learning from those around him.
Like most Americans I didn't hear of Gen Stanley McChrystal until the Rolling Stones article controversy. This book offers deep insights into the man, his mission leading TF-714 and our national attempt to salvage the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. #Hero
Not if its like this one. The General remembers every nuance.
I feel like I just spent my time in Afghanistan.
This book really gives great insight on what a leader should emulate. He was fully recognizant of his shortcomings and tried to emulate the leadership skills he saw others use in their leadership roles.
No man is perfect but one must try each and every day to become a better person. This book made me feel that General McChrystal tried his hardest, and that's all you can ask for.
I am a retired RN who has a interest in many different ideas, places, people, aand times. I do like books with some kind of action in them.
General McChrytal's unabashed honesty.
His description of the training and heavy responsibilities of those in leadership in the armed forces and the intelligence and dedication it takes to lead.
When he and his wife went out for his retirement formation. It was a quiet and greatly significant event that shows that our great leaders do so much for us for so little appreciation from us. It demonstrates that only those who have been in similar situations can really appreciate what one does. It was real, heartfelt and full of honor.
No. This is a book to be savored and thought over. Do not rush it.
Give this book a chance. You just might learn something.
Thank you, General McChrystal and your wife.
Say something about yourself!
General McChrystal's book provides lots of details about how decisions were made, and how operations were executed. This book is interesting as historical record, and as source of practical advice. IWO
Excellent. Almost as good as General McChrystal ;)
My Share of the Task. You should know better than to ask me questions about making movies.
This book is at the top of my listening experiences
McCrystal's final meeting with Obama
His enphasis on those areas of most importance to the author.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yes! Finally this amazing inspiration shares his story: from political questions to times shared with his wife Annie. No dry moments:,We get to travel with him. If you thought we lost something when he got sacked or retired Obama-style. You need to give it a tough-listen by which I mean you might get to see a personn loaded with experiences and a big heart. He is an amazing storyteller and a great American leader.
Everything from family stories to war experiences.
Every man and woman in uniform.