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Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army : portraits & biographical sketches
Bell, William Gardner.
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Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, U.S. Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010.
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xi, 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Foreword: The Center Of Military History first published Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: Portraits & biographical sketches in 1981 during the bicentennial of the American Revolution and the US Constitution. The book reflected two major themes of the Army's commemoration: the role of the soldier-statesmen of the revolution in the creation of our government and the constitutional principle of civilian control of the military. This updated printing continues to recognize those twin legacies. The first Secretaries of War were prominent members of the soldier-statesmen generation, and they and their successors have embodied the Founding Fathers' intent to ensure civilian leadership in military affairs. Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army is relevant to students and scholars in such diverse fields as military history, political science, American studies, and art and portraiture. We trust that this new edition will continue to be useful as background for the nomination of Army secretaries, as a handbook for the congressional armed services committees, and as a reference book throughout the Army. It has been a valuable source of information for libraries, and we hope that its distinctive perspective on the history of the Army will interest a new generation of the American public as well.
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Shipping list no.: 2011-0226-P.

Earlier edition available for sale from the Supt. Of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. Stock number 008-029-00394-5, Price $17.50.
Introduction -- Secretaries Of War -- Henry Knox -- Timothy Pickering -- James McHenry -- Samuel Dexter -- Henry Dearborn -- William Eustis -- John Armstrong -- James Monroe -- William Harris Crawford -- John Caldwell Calhoun -- James Barbour -- Peter Buell Porter -- John Henry Eaton -- Lewis Cass -- Joel Roberts Poinsett -- John Bell -- John Canfield Spencer -- James Madison Porter -- William Wilkins -- William Learned Marcy -- George Washington Crawford -- Charles Magill Conrad -- Jefferson Davis -- John Buchanan Floyd -- Joseph Holt -- Simon Cameron -- Edwin McMasters Stanton -- John McAllister Schofield -- John Aaron Rawlins -- William Worth Belknap -- Alphonso Taft -- James Donald Cameron -- George Washington McCrary -- Alexander Ramsey -- Robert Todd Lincoln -- William Crowninshield Endicott -- Redfield Proctor -- Stephen Benton Elkins -- Daniel Scott Lamont -- Russell Alexander Alger -- Elihu Root -- William Howard Taft -- Luke Edward Wright -- Jacob McGavock Dickinson -- Henry Lewis Stimson -- Lindley Miller Garrison -- Newton Diehl Baker -- John Wingate Weeks -- Dwight Filley Davis -- James William Good -- Patrick Jay Hurley -- George Henry Dern -- Harry Hines Woodring -- Henry Lewis Stimson -- Robert Porter Patterson -- Secretaries Of The Army -- Kenneth Claiborne Royall -- Gordon Gray -- Frank Pace, Jr -- Robert Ten Broeck Stevens -- Wilber Marion Brucker -- Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr -- Cyrus Roberts Vance -- Stephen Ailes -- Stanley Rogers Resor -- Robert Frederick Froehlke -- Howard Hollis Callaway -- Martin Richard Hoffmann -- Clifford Leopold Alexander, Jr -- John Otho Marsh, Jr -- Michael Patrick William Stone -- Togo Dennis West, Jr -- Louis Edward Caldera -- Thomas Eugene White -- Francis Joseph Harvey -- Preston Murdoch (Pete) Geren -- John Michael McHugh -- Appendixes -- A: Secretaries of War ad interim and acting Secretaries of the Army -- B: Chronological list of Presidents of the United States, Secretaries of War, and Secretaries of the Army -- General bibliography -- Bibliography of secretaries and artists.
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