All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

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All In: The Education of General David Petraeus
All In - The Education of General David Petraeus.jpg
Author Paula Broadwell, Vernon Loeb
Subject David Petraeus
Publisher Penguin Press
ISBN 978-1594203183

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus is the biography of David Petraeus, written by Paula Broadwell and Vernon Loeb.[1] Released on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, it reached #33 on the The New York Times Best Seller list in 2012.[2][3]

Reviews[edit]

Doris Kearns Goodwin referred to it as a "majestic biography."[3] Tom Brokaw described it as a "riveting insider's account."[3] Foreign Policy magazine described it as a "best read of 2012."[4] Other sources described the book as "hagiographic,"[5][6] with author Max Boot saying he would have liked to have seen "a more objective" portrait of Petraeus presented.[7]

Broadwell-Petraeus affair[edit]

Main article: Petraeus scandal

On November 9, 2012, Petraeus resigned as Director of the CIA after an FBI investigation showed that he and Broadwell had engaged in an extramarital affair, which some have claimed constituted a potential national security risk.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morella, Michael (February 17, 2012). "General David Petraeus's Leadership and Legacy". U.S. News & World Report. 
  2. ^ Cowles, Gregory (26 February 2012). "Bestsellers February 26, 2012". New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Kelley, Pam (24 January 2012). "Charlotte author chronicles Gen. Petraeus' war career". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paula Broadwell (MA ’06)". Alumni Relations. University of Denver. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Kaplan, Fred (November 8, 2012). "Petraeus Resigns Over Affair With Biographer". Slate. Retrieved November 8, 2012. The woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. 
  6. ^ Stein, Jeff (10 November 2012). "Covert Affairs: A short history of spies and their sex scandals.". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 11 November 2012. The target of his affection was quickly identified as Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. 
  7. ^ Max Boot, Measuring the Man in Charge: A general's life story and an inside look at his year in command in Afghanistan The Wall Street Journal 21 January 2012
  8. ^ The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578109252422213868.html |url= missing title (help). 

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