In 1991, while one war was being waged against Iraq, another was being fought amongst the American generals leading the operation. The Generals' War offers unvarnished portraits of the top military commanders, challenges the performances of Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf and their generals, and provides disturbing information about the power struggles within the American high command. Gordon and Trainor used previously undisclosed documents to explode the myths that had surrounded strategy and operations in the war that failed to topple Saddam Hussein.
MICHAEL GORDON is chief defence correspondent for the New York Times, where he has worked since 1985. He received the George Polk Award for International Reporting in 1989. BERNARD TRAINOR was a military correspondent for the New York Times and is now a military analyst for NBC.