In fits and starts over Thanksgiving weekend I read pieces of All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.
As a nonfiction author who checked her Amazon page in the tense days
after pub date, I looked at Broadwell’s soaring “best-sellers rank” when
the story was in the headlines (110), but as it faded, I returned just
now to Amazon to find the book with a decent — I’d love to have it —
ranking of 3,952; decent but not best-selling.
Here’s a sample, condensed by me:
"Gen. Petraeus is one of the most important Americans of our time, in or out of uniform.” — Tom Brokaw
“With superb narrative skill, Broadwell simultaneously provides an intimate look at Petraeus the man … ” — Doris Kearns Goodwin
“All In is … informed by remarkable access to the man both on and off the battlefield." — Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down
“All In feels at times like we are sitting at his side in Afghanistan, reading his emails over his shoulder." — Thomas E. Ricks, author of The Generals, Fiasco and The Gamble