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

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

David Cloud

They were four exceptional soldiers, a new generation asked to save an army that had been hollowed out after Vietnam. They became the Army's most influential generals in the crucible of Iraq. Collectively, their lives tell the story of the Army over the last four decades and illuminate the path it must travel to protect the nation over the next century. The careers of this elite quartet show how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on a reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe. In The Fourth Star, you'll follow: H Gen. John Abizaid, one of the Army's most brilliant minds. H Gen. George Casey Jr., the son of the highest-ranking general to be killed in the Vietnam War. H Gen. Peter Chiarelli, an emotional, take-charge leader who felt the sting of the Army's failures in Iraq. H Gen. David Petraeus, a driven soldier-scholar. When he finally got his chance in Iraq, he changed the Army's conception of what was possible.

They were four exceptional soldiers, a new generation asked to save an army that had been hollowed out after Vietnam. They became the Army's most influential generals in the crucible of Iraq. Collectively, their lives tell the story of the Army over the last four decades and illuminate the path it must travel to protect the nation over the next century. The careers of this elite quartet show how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on a reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe. In The Fourth Star, you'll follow: H Gen. John Abizaid, one of the Army's most brilliant minds. H Gen. George Casey Jr., the son of the highest-ranking general to be killed in the Vietnam War. H Gen. Peter Chiarelli, an emotional, take-charge leader who felt the sting of the Army's failures in Iraq. H Gen. David Petraeus, a driven soldier-scholar. When he finally got his chance in Iraq, he changed the Army's conception of what was possible.
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They were four exceptional soldiers, a new generation asked to save an army that had been hollowed out after Vietnam. They became the Army's most influential generals in the crucible of Iraq. Collectively, their lives tell the story of the Army over the last four decades and illuminate the path it must travel to protect the nation over the next century. The careers of this elite quartet show how the most powerful military force in the world entered a major war unprepared, and how the Army, drawing on a reservoir of talent that few thought it possessed, saved itself from crushing defeat against a ruthless, low-tech foe. In The Fourth Star, you'll follow: H Gen. John Abizaid, one of the Army's most brilliant minds. H Gen. George Casey Jr., the son of the highest-ranking general to be killed in the Vietnam War. H Gen. Peter Chiarelli, an emotional, take-charge leader who felt the sting of the Army's failures in Iraq. H Gen. David Petraeus, a driven soldier-scholar. When he finally got his chance in Iraq, he changed the Army's conception of what was possible.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Greg Jaffe, Richard McGonagle

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:39