Table of Contents
   Prologue: Captain William DePuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944p. 1
   World War II
      General George C. Marshall: The leaderp. 17
      Dwight Eisenhower: How the Marshall system workedp. 40
      George Patton: The specialistp. 59
      Mark Clark: The man in the middlep. 65
      "Terrible Terry" Allen: Conflict between Marshall and his protégésp. 73
      Eisenhower managers Montgomeryp. 81
      Douglas MacArthur: The general as presidential aspirantp. 96
      William Simpson: The Marshall system and the new model American generalp. 106
   The Korean War
      William Dean and Douglas MacArthur: Two generals self-destructp. 121
      Army generals fail at Chosinp. 135
      O.P. Smith succeeds at Chosinp. 150
      Ridgway turns the war aroundp. 176
      MacArthur's last standp. 192
      The organization man's Armyp. 203
   The Vietnam War
      Maxwell Taylor: Architect of defeatp. 217
      William Westmoreland: The organization man in commandp. 231
      William DePuy: World War II-style generalship in Vietnamp. 241
      The collapse of generalship in the 1960sp. 252
         At the topp. 252
         In the fieldp. 259
         In personnel policyp. 274
      Tet '68: The end of Westmoreland and the turning point of the warp. 285
      My Lai: General Koster's cover-up and General Peers's investigationp. 293
      The end of a war, the end of an Armyp. 315
   Interwar
      DePuy's great rebuildingp. 335
      "How to teach judgment"p. 354
   Iraq and the Hidden Costs of Rebuilding
      Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, and the empty triumph of the 1991 warp. 367
      The ground war: Schwarzkopf vs. Frederick Franksp. 379
      The post-Gulf War militaryp. 388
      Tommy R. Franks: Two-time loserp. 397
      Ricardo Sanchez: Over his headp. 410
      George Casey: Trying but trading waterp. 426
      David Petraeus: An outlier moves in, then leavesp. 432
   Epilogue: Restoring American military leadershipp. 447
   Acknowledgmentsp. 463
   Notesp. 467
   Indexp. 533