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Commanding generals and chiefs of staff, 1775-2010 : portraits & biographical sketches of the United States Army's senior officer
Commanding generals and chiefs of staff, 1775-2010 : portraits & biographical sketches of the United States Army's senior officer
Bell, William Gardner.
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Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, U.S. Army : For sale by the Supt. of Doc., U.S. G.P.O., 2010.
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xiii, 190 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
From the Foreword: Leadership is of surpassing importance of arms. Judgment, competence, and courage often count for more than armed might alone in achieving success. Generalship is carefully studied by soldiers who will lead men in combat, whether or not they aspire to general-officer rank themselves. Over time our comparatively young army has developed an impressive list of senior officers who have ably demonstrated the importance of leadership in trying circumstances. This volume offers a unique glimpse of the commanding generals and chiefs of staff who have lead the United States Army in peace and war. Their rise through the levels of leadership to the pinnacle of their profession reveals both striking parallels and fascinating contrasts. As the author's introductory analysis makes clear, their responsibilities have evolved over more than two hundred and thirty years. Although the essential elements of leadership remain unchanged, the complexity of technology and staff organization has increased radically over time. The format of this volume combines biographical sketches with the officially designated portraits of the commanding generals and chiefs of staff, accompanied by brief accounts on the artists. As an aspect of the art history that has continued for more than three centuries, these official portraits add an interesting and revealing dimension to the biographer's words. This volume not only celebrates the legacy of dedication and patriotism left by these leaders but also enhances our understanding of military leadership at the highest levels. I commend it to the attention of all students of our profession.
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Shipping list no.: 2011-0225-P.
Introduction -- Commanding Generals, 1775-1903 -- George Washington (first tour) -- Henry Knox -- John Doughty -- Josiah Harmar -- Arthur St Clair -- Anthony Wayne -- James Wilkinson (first tour) -- George Washington (second tour) -- Alexander Hamilton -- James Wilkinson (second time) -- Henry Dearborn -- Jacob Jennings Brown -- Alexander Macomb -- Winfield Scott -- George Brinton McClellan -- Henry Wager Halleck -- Ulysses Simpson Grant -- William Tecumseh Sherman -- Philip Henry Sheridan -- John McAllister Schofield -- Nelson Appleton Miles -- Chiefs of Staff, 1903-2010 -- Samuel Baldwin Marks Young -- Adna Romanza Chaffee -- John Coalter Bates -- James Franklin Bell -- Leonard Wood -- William Wallace Wotherspoon -- Hugh Lenox Scott -- Tasker Howard Bliss -- Peyton Conway March -- John Joseph Pershing -- John Leonard Hines -- Charles Pelot Summerall -- Douglas MacArthur -- Malin Craig -- George Carlett Marshall -- Dwight David Eisenhower -- Omar Nelson Bradley -- Joseph Lawton Collins -- Matthew Bunker Ridgway -- Maxwell Davenport Taylor -- Lyman Louis Lemnitzer -- George Henry Decker -- Earle Gilmore Wheeler -- Harold Keith Johnson -- William Childs Westmoreland -- Bruce Palmer, Jr (acting) -- Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr -- Frederick Carlton Weyand -- Bernard William Rogers -- Edward Charles Meyer -- John Adams Wickham, Jr -- Carl Edward Vuono -- Gordon Russell Sullivan -- Dennis Joe Reimer -- Eric Ken Shinseki -- Peter Jan Schoomaker -- George William Casey, Jr -- Appendices and bibliographies -- Appendix A: Chronological list of Chief Executive authorities, departmental secretaries, and senior officers -- Appendix B: Chronological list of senior officers of the United States army -- General bibliography -- Bibliography of senior officers.
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