After reading “All In”, and more importantly, after meeting NY Times Bestselling Author of the latest book about the extraordinary General David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, I have to say that it was one of the most extensive, most enjoyable, and most thorough portraits into the life, career, strategies, and struggles of any person that I have ever experienced. In this book (Which Paula had told me the day of our interview in Washington DC that “All In” had hit the NY Times Bestseller List!) Paula Broadwell and Vernon Loeb examine Petraeus’s career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military and looking at lessons lessons of transformational leadership and inspirational insights for everyone from CEOs to young lieutenants.  In fact, Paula spent 3 years doing research on Petraeus, as well as was embedded with him and the troops in Afghanistan for a year to chronicle the experiences on the front lines in order to tell the inside story of this commander’s development and leadership in war from every vantage point. It is truly one of the most fascinating looks into the mind and strategic vision of a military/political man that a reader can experience, and Paula herself is extraordinary having graduated with academic and leadership honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point while running on the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams and graduating at the top of her class in physical fitness.  She has lived, worked, or traveled in over 60 countries during more than fifteen years of military service and work in geopolitical analysis and counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations.  During that time, she had assignments with the U.S. intelligence community, U.S. Special Operations Command and an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down and talks with Paula Broadwell to talk about “All In” and the life and experiences with General David Patraeus on the front lines of Afghanistan, what were the series of events that led to her writing this book, her own experiences at West Point and being a female in the military, the various charities and organizations that she is doing a wonderful job bringing support to, and sooo much more!  On a personal note, I have to say that Paula is an extraordinary woman who’s accomplishments are truly incredible, and with this book she has garnered herself into becoming a literary force for the future..Enjoy Kade Nation!  And make sure and buy “All In: The Education Of General David Petraeus” because it truly is a wonderful book I couldn’t put down about a fascinating “Military Rock Star”.

 

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