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Synopsis: Fall from Glory, picked by Proceedings as a notable book of the year, is a shocking, no-holds-barred expose of the scandals, corruption, and avoidable deaths that have blackened the reputation of the U.S. Navy in recent years and continue to plague it. In a searing look at the cadre of autocratic, secretive admirals and the secretaries of the Navy who implicitly supported them, Vistica provides the details behind the succession of scandalous "incidents."
In this newly updated paperback edition, Vistica explores the Navy's recent problems, most notably the suicide of the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Boorda. Fall from Glory reveals the tradition of command that has permitted corruption and a disregard for law and ethical behavior to thrive at every level.
Review: A common political belief is that increased defense spending means increased defense, and this book puts the lie to it. Through extensive reporting and documentary research (which included fighting for and winning access to the 22 boxes of Reagan Secretary of the Navy John Lehman's private papers that are in Navy custody), Vistica tells the story of the scheming, often dishonest Navy leadership that led to tactically irrelevant spending in the 80s and 90s, and to the utter breakdown in decency and chain of command known as Tailhook.
Title: Fall From Glory the Men Who Sank the U.S. ...
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Later Printing
Book Description Touchstone, 1997. Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3053211
Book Description Touchstone, 1997. Condition: Fair. Reprint. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP11478397
Book Description Touchstone. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2865311132
Book Description Touchstone. Paperback. Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Seller Inventory # G0684832267I3N00
Book Description Touchstone. Condition: Good. . Owner's name on inside. Seller Inventory # H10B-00060
Book Description Touchstone. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0684832267I5N00
Book Description Touchstone. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0684832267I3N10
Book Description Touchstone. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0684832267I5N00
Book Description Touchstone. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0684832267 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z0684832267Z3
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004384897