Biographies & Memoirs

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

They were four exceptional soldiers, a new generation asked to save an army that had been hollowed out after Vietnam. They survived the military's brutal winnowing to reach its top echelon. They became the Army's most influential generals in the crucible of Iraq.

Chapter 1: Age of Anarchy

Chapter 2: Abizaidland

Chapter 3: The New Centurions

Chapter 4: The Department

Chapter 5: The Trophy

Chapter 6: No Job for Amateurs

Chapter 7: Sheikh of Sheikhs

Chapter 8: “We Didn’t Know”

Chapter 9: All Glory Is Fleeting

Chapter 10: The Bunker in Jadiriyah

Chapter 11: “What Would You Do, Lieutenant?”

Chapter 12: The Army of the Tigris

Epilogue: Big Green

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