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My Share of the Task: A Memoir

by Stanley A. McChrystal

ISBN: 9781591846826
ANNOTATION:
Explores the major episodes and controversies of author's career. In this book, the author paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.
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ISBN: 9781591846826
ANNOTATION:
Explores the major episodes and controversies of author's career. In this book, the author paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.

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Explores the major episodes and controversies of author's career. In this book, the author paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.

Publisher Description

'General McChrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence' -Tom Brokaw General Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him. Even as the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand. In this illuminating New York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. And he paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror. 'A compelling account of his impressive career' -The Wall Street Journal 'This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative' -Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia. %%%'General McChrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence' -Tom Brokaw

General Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him. Even as the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand.

In this illuminating New York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. And he paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.

'A compelling account of his impressive career' -The Wall Street Journal

'This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative' -Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia.

Author Biography

Gen. Stanley A. McChristal is a retired four-star general and the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Review

A clear, compelling, self-critical, and utterly unpretentious memoir. I know of no better book on the nature of modern military command -- John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative -- Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs A compelling account of his impressive career The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Author
Stanley A. McChrystal
Short Title
MY SHARE OF THE TASK
Publisher
Portfolio
Language
English
ISBN-10
159184682X
ISBN-13
9781591846826
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
461
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2014
Subtitle
A Memoir
Publication Date
2014-01-28
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade