Video Book Club: The Good Soldiers

Posted 02.23.2010

I’m pulling the lens back this week away from a focus on books about leadership skills and towards a focus on a real life story of leadership in practice. David Finkel’s book, The Good Soldiers, is the story of what he saw in the eight months he spent embedded with US Army battalion 2-16 during 15 months of the 2007 – 2008 surge of the Iraq war. Given recent events in Afghanistan, this book provides important insights into the myriad challenges that our armed forces face in combat.