Book Discussion on My Share of the Task
General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the… read more
General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan recounted the major turning points in his 34-year military career, which ended in 2010. He responded to questions from the library at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Stanley McChrystal, a graduate of West Point, retired from the U.S. Army in July 2010 as a four-star general. Along with commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General McChrystal also served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as director of the Joint Staff. He is the co-founder of McChrystal Group, a consulting firm, and, since August 2010, has been a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
Book Discussion on Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Mr. Isaacson talked about his book, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, published by Simon and Schuster. The…
Book Discussion on The World Until Yesterday
Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?…
Book Discussion on Of Africa
Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of…
Book Discussion on The Patriarch
Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy,…