Tell Me How This Ends by Linda Robinson
General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way out of Iraq

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After a series of disastrous missteps in its conduct of the war, the White House in 2006 appointed General David Petraeus as the Commanding General of the coalition forces. Tell Me How This Ends is an inside account of his attempt to turn around a failing war.

Linda Robinson conducted extensive interviews with Petraeus and his subordinate commanders and spent weeks with key U.S. and Iraqi divisions. The result is the only book that ties together military operations in Iraq and the internecine political drama that is at the heart of the civil war.

Replete with dramatic battles, behind-doors confrontations, and astute analysis, the book tells the full story of the Iraq War’s endgame, and lays out the options that will be facing the next president when he or she takes office in January 2009.


About Linda Robinson

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Linda Robinson is a lay leader of women's ministries at Irving Bible Church, where she has been a member for twenty-five years.
Published September 1, 2008 by Perseus Book Group. 407 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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According to Linda Robinson’s book on the latest chapter in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus wanted to fight smarter and send more troops.

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St. Louis Today

Robinson sets most of her book in Iraq — at headquarters with.

Sep 14 2008 | Read Full Review of Tell Me How This Ends: Genera...


I think you’ll all get a better sense of what I am thinking about as the meeting progresses.” The Secretary of State managed a weak smile of condescending superiority, as if to say, Okay, Mr. President, I’ll give you a chance to dig your way out of this.

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