Books by Patrick Robinson
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A former vice president at Lehman Brothers says that though the company was "never rotten at the core," it was "rotten at the head." In his new book, A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, Lawrence G. McDonald explores what led to the company's collapse — and who's to blame.
In June 2005, Marcus Luttrell and three of his fellow Navy SEALs set off on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan. Luttrell's team was ambushed by the Taliban, leaving him the sole survivor. He says the rules of war often get in the way of success on the battlefield.