November 14, 2012

HEH: Thomas Ricks’ review of Paula Broadwell’s All In:

There have been several books written about parts of the career of David Petraeus, but this is the first one that could be called a biography of the most prominent American general since World War II. It is written with an insider’s lively understanding of the workings of today’s Army. I’ve known David Petraeus since he was a colonel and written two books in which he appeared, but I still learned a lot about him from this book. All In feels at times like we are sitting at his side in Afghanistan, reading his e-mails over his shoulder.

Pretty much. Some other media heavyweights blurbing her book, too: David Gergen, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Brokaw. (Via AmSpec.)