My Share of the Task by General Stanley McChrystal
A Memoir

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... his memoir is a compelling account of his impressive career, whose most important legacy...remains on the front lines to this day.
-WSJ online

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"General McChrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence." -Tom Brokaw General

Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him. Even as the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand. In this illuminating New York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. And he paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.

"A compelling account of his impressive career." -The Wall Street Journal '

"This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative." -Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia.


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STANLEY McCHRYSTAL retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He had previously served as the direc­tor of the Joint Staff and as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He and his wife of thirty-five years, Annie, live in Virginia. Visit mcchrystalgroup.com/myshare
 
Published January 7, 2013 by Portfolio. 465 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, War. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Feb 18 2013

Engaging and humble throughout, McChrystal raises the bar for his peers.

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WSJ online

Good
Reviewed by Max Boot on Jan 06 2013

... his memoir is a compelling account of his impressive career, whose most important legacy...remains on the front lines to this day.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Kenneth Allard on Jan 07 2013

...these are the grace notes of a storied career, memorably recounted in this remarkable book.

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Washington Times

Above average
Reviewed by Gary Anderson on Jan 22 2013

Gen. McChrystal is the consummate professional even in retirement and refuses to deal in dirt.

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