A retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee, fully in step with the myth of the Lost Cause. Through the arc of his life, as well as the culture that formed him, he seeks a path to understanding why the facts of the Civil War have remained buried beneath layers of myth and even outright lies―and how they embody a cultural gulf that separates millions of Americans to this day.
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The memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, first published in 1885 by Mark Twain, offer profound insight into how a tanner’s son evolved into one of the most revered military leaders in American history. In conversation with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, scholar Elizabeth D. Samet revisits Grant’s memoirs and illuminates the historical and cultural contexts of the moments that shaped Grant’s legacy.
From his time as a young officer through his various leadership roles during major conflicts of the 20th century, including the two world wars and the Cold War, George Marshall was admired by his superiors and global leaders for his strategic intellect and commitment to duty. Discover Marshall’s role in shaping American military, diplomatic, and political dominance and how his efforts run parallel to the nation’s emergence as a global superpower.
How did the Continental Army’s fight against the most formidable military force in the world begin? What did men that now hold legendary status, like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, do to rise to the occasion against impossible odds? Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson, joined by General David Petraeus, uncovers the untold stories and moral conflicts—from both the American and British perspective—of the first 21 months of the Revolutionary War.
In an in-depth conversation, Brett McGurk, appointed by President Barack Obama as special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, joins General David Petraeus to discuss United States policy in the global fight against ISIS.
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, in conversation with foreign policy analyst Max Boot, reflects on the outcome of the historic 2016 presidential elections, outlining the crucial challenges the new administration will face in handling foreign policy and the global economy.
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus’ remarkable career has taken him to the highest ranks of the U.S. military and Central Intelligence Agency, and his profound leadership has shaped U.S. strategy in tackling the myriad obstacles at home and abroad. In an intimate conversation, General Petraeus offers his unique insight into contemporary economic and national security issues facing the nation.
In 2007, President George W. Bush sent more than 20,000 additional troops to fight in Iraq, a strategy referred to as “the surge.” Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, and more, retired U.S. Army veterans Col. Peter Mansoor and Gen. David Petraeus share their unique insider’s view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War.