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by RICK ATKINSON

Category: Military
Subcategory: History books
Author: RICK ATKINSON
ISBN: 0002554984
ISBN13: 978-0002554985
Language: English
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS; First edition & printing in this form edition (1994)
Pages: 584
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Crusade: The Untold Story. has been added to your Cart. Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his best-selling book The Long Gray Line

Crusade: The Untold Story. Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his best-selling book The Long Gray Line.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -557) and index.

war with Iraq in the early 1990s. A veteran staff reporter for the Washington Post, he wrote the Post 's lead stories during the Gulf War.

war with Iraq in the early 1990s

war with Iraq in the early 1990s.

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Throughout the Gulf War of 1991, unprecedented restrictions on. .Weaving individual stories into the larger narrative, Atkinson represents the allied campaign against Saddam Hussein as a wholly new kind of war, one that has transformed the nature of modern warfare.

Weaving individual stories into the larger narrative, Atkinson represents the allied campaign against Saddam Hussein as a wholly new kind of war, one that has transformed the nature of modern warfare. Rich in pertinent details, the powerful narrative leaps nimbly from Washington to Riyadh. Genres: History . Middle East.

Comments to eBook Crusade - The Untold Story of The Gulf War
Stan
Mr. Atkinson knows how to write an interesting and engaging story, and he does so pretty well in this book. Considering the broad subject and the length of the book it is a testament to the author's writing skills that the reader never gets bored or bogged down in unnecessary details. This is an interesting account of many facets of the Persian Gulf War (the first one), but by all means it is not the definitive nor the all-encompassing history of that war. The book mainly focus on the US side of the conflict, and particularly on the US Army and USAF contribution to the war. While there is a lot of evident research that went into this book, it still relies a lot on oral history.

The strong points in the book are the engaging story telling, the looks behind the scenes of the preparation and war plans-making, the personal relations between the political and military leaders, and the accounts of most mayor US battles in the conflict. All of this is very skillfully webbed and presented to the reader in a very attractive format.

Unfortunately, there is almost no mention, even less any meaningful recount of the contribution of the many other partners in the Coalition, with basically only the UK, France and the Arab Ground Forces being briefly mentioned. And the naval aspect of the war gets a very superficial treatment, besides a few rather anecdotal stories. The pictures are really not up to par with the text, and in some instances the date of the writing (just one year after the war finished in 1992-1993) clearly shines through as a lot of new and declassified information has since become available that is not included in the book (hint to the author and editor, an updated edition is needed!). Finally, being based a lot on oral history, there is an evident lack of own analysis and opinion.

However, overall these negative points are minor when compared with the overall very positive reading experience. Simply don't expect to be presented with the final historical and complete analysis of the First Persian Gulf War. If you are looking for a interesting and engaging book (if there is such thing when dealing with war, death and destruction) about the US contribution in the Gulf War, this is it - recommended.
Moonworm
This book is pretty long, about 500 pages...I read it in three days. Excellent research. Excellent detail. Excellent writing. Atkinson just has a way. If you are interested in military history--especially modern Middle Eastern Warfare--this book will not disappoint. I served in the Gulf War and Crusade brought back a lot of memories. I can't believe it took me this long to discover it. At first I didn't agree with Atkinson's conclusions. In a nutshell, although a smashing military victory, the Gulf War failed in the fact that nothing really changed for the better in the long term. However, the more I thought about it I realized Atkinson is dead right. And, he came to this conclusion just two years after the war ended. Rick Atkinson is a great writer and historian. And, Crusade is a great book.
Debeme
Rick Atkinson's account of the First Gulf War captures the essence the conflict and calls out the many sacrifices made by our service members in a war portrayed in the media (manipulated by the military) as a nearly bloodless computer game for the allied forces. Crusade's attention to detail brought back memory's of the time and put somethings in a historical perspective for me. What was interesting is that this account firmly meshed with the personal accounts of the war that other veterans have shared with me (from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps). With the book published so soon after the war, the only thing I can fault in is Mr. Atkinson's ability to predict the future. Calling out the conflict as insignificant with no impact, we can see clearly now (with hindsight being 20/20) that we were setting off the fuse for a chain of events leading to Global War On Terror. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in history or current political events.

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Ericaz
I was very impressed by the amount of information and detail in this book. It made me able to visualize how it was for the servicemen who fought in Desert Storm. I would highly recommend this title if you're interested in a knowledgable book about the war and how it was for our men and women entrenched in it. I wanted to read several books that would give me a feel for the war and this one did. This was only one of two books I used for research, and it was invaluable, so I highly recommend it.
Arith
MR. ATKINSON, AS USUAL, WRITES OF THE MILITARY AS IF HE WAS PRESENT TAKING NOTES. THERE IS NOTHING, THIS WRITER, LEFT TO QUESTION. HIS PORTRAIT OF GEN. SCHWARTZKOPF WILL SURPRISE THE READER REMEMBERING HIM FROM HIS ALMOST DAILY BRIEFINGS. BEHIND THE PICTURE OF AN AFFABLE, CONGENIAL POINTMAN LIES AN EXPLOSIVE TASKMASTER, CONSUMED WITH THE JOB AT HAND AND NOT SUFFERING MISTAKES. HIS DELINIATION OF THE VARIOUS OTHER PLAYERS IN THIS TALE OF WAR ARE SUPERB BRINGING INSIGHT TO THE VAST UNDERTAKING THAT WAS DESERT STORM. THE REVELATIONS OF THE TERRIBLE BURDEN FELT BY THOSE WHO SEND MEN TO BATTLE ARE REVEALED AS BLOOD SACRIFICES CONCIOUSLY BUT NECESSARILY MADE. REPORTS OF FRIENDLY FIRE ARE EXPLAINED AND MADE UNDERSTANDABLE, NO MATTER WHAT ONE'S FEELINGS, ARE AS THE COST OF THE BUSINESS OF WAR. THIS WAS MORE THAN A 'WEEKEND WAR' STORY. MR.ATKINSON HAS A WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO 'AN ARMY AT DAWN', HIS PULITZER AWARD DEPICTION OF 'TORCH', THE INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA, 1942-1943, VOL.1 OF A TRILOGY ON WWII.
Balladolbine
I was really unfamiliar with most of the material herein.
Atkinson exposes the gritty side of war planning and politics.
Not quite as exciting as his famous WWII trilogy.
Steel_Blade
Very well written. But in a story that covers so much territory that is not known to this American reader, I would have greatly appreciated more maps and fewer photos of the individuals involved.
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