Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : David Richards
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2014-10-09
ISBN 10 : 9781472220868
ISBN 13 : 1472220862
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Command Book Description:

General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and a career that had seen him rise from junior officer with 20 Commando to Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces. He served in the Far East, Germany, Northern Ireland and East Timor. He was the last Governor of Berlin's Spandau Prison, when Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, was its sole prisoner. In 2005 he was appointed Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in Afghanistan and as commander of NATO forces became the first British General to command US Forces in combat since the Second World War. In 2000, Richards won acclaim when he brought together a collation of forces in Sierra Leone to stop the ultra-violent Revolutionary United Front from attacking the capital, Freetown. In so doing he ended one of the bloodiest civil wars to bedevil the region. He did so without the official sanction of London, and failure could have cost him his career. As Chief of the Defence Staff he advised the government during the crises and interventions in Libya and Syria and oversaw the controversial Strategic Defence and Security Review. Taking Command is Richards' characteristically outspoken account of a career that took him into the highest echelons of military command and politics. Written with candour, and often humour, his story reflects the changing reality of life for the modern soldier over the last forty years and offers unprecedented insight into the readiness of our military to tackle the threats and challenges we face today.


RELATED BOOKS:
Taking Command
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: David Richards
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-09 - Publisher: Hachette UK

General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and a career that had seen him rise from junior officer with 20 Commando to Chief of the Defence Staff, the
Taking Command
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: William N. Thomas
Categories: Command of troops
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

Books about Taking Command
Taking Command
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: William N. Thomas
Categories: Military education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

Books about Taking Command
Taking Command
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: H. Paul Jeffers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-05 - Publisher: Penguin

"The crux of the fighting was the place I headed for." -General J. Lawton Collins Known as "the GI's general" and "Lightning Joe," General J. Lawton Collins played no less than a global part in the Allied victory of World War II. Here, for the first time, is the story
Grant Takes Command
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-03 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review). This conclusion to Bruce Catton’s acclaimed history of General Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant’s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate