Sunday, November 11, 2012

Paula Broadwell Claims "I'm Not in Love with David Petraeus"

Was Paula Broadwell all in? Cue the video to 10:08. Paula Broadwell tells interviewer Arthur Kade back in February 2012:
"It's not a hagiography. I'm not in love with David Petraeus"

I considered buying her book, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. It's authored by Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb.
Q: Since when does a biograher need a ghostwriter?
A: When she needs a beard.
I didn't buy the book. I guess I knew.

A lot of other people knew too. And that may explain the recent books on Dwight Eisenhower and their fascination with Kay Summersby.
The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E. Ambrose (reissued in paperback January 2012)

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith (February 2012)

Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas (September 2012)

Eisenhower Was My Boss by Kay Summersby (reissued in paperback September 2012)

Eisenhower: The White House Years by Jim Newton (October 2012)
I might buy one of those. Or I might go straight to the source:
Crusade in Europe by Dwight David Eisenhower

Counterinsurgency Field Manual by Lt. General David Petraeus and Lt. General James F Amos
Today is Veteran's day. I, for one, will take this moment to thank David Petraeus for his service to our country. His immediate tender of his resignation shows he would not subject his CIA tenure to blackmail or compromise.

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