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Title:
The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II
Author:
Groom, Winston, 1944-
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
Physical Description:
510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, you'll discover new insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.
Language:
English
Contents:
Beginnings. First captain, VMI ; Master of the sword ; The champion of Vera Cruz ; "Some damned foolishness in the Balkans" ; Courage was the rule -- Between the wars. The sad, great heap of Fleurs Blanches ; "I am all he has" -- Brave as lions, bold as bulls. This means war ; There will be a big tank battle in the morning ; "I shall return" ; Overlord ; Let's win it all ; These proceedings are closed ; Old soldiers never die.
ISBN:
9781426215490
Format :
Book