Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley - Various Authors

Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley

Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley

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“A concise account of the extraordinary careers of the five men who had perhaps the greatest impact on the US military of the late twentieth century.” —Andrew Wiest, author of The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam

Formally titled “General of the Army,” the five-star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U.S. Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation’s history: George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry H. Arnold, and Omar N. Bradley. In addition to their rank, these distinguished soldiers all shared the experience of serving or studying at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where they gained the knowledge that would prepare them for command during World War II and the Korean War.

In Generals of the Army, James H. Willbanks assembles top military historians to examine the connection between the institution and the success of these exceptional men. Historically known as the “intellectual center of the Army,” Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of Washington, D.C., and one of the most important military installations in the United States. Though there are many biographies of the five-star generals, this innovative study offers a fresh perspective by illuminating the ways in which these legendary figures influenced and were influenced by Leavenworth. This concise volume offers an intriguing look at the lives of these remarkable men and the contributions they made to the defense of the nation.

“An excellent review of the lives and challenges, on and off the battlefield, during trying times for our country.” —Ike Skelton, Former Chairman, House Armed Services Committee, US Congress
Language: English Category: Biographies Series: American Warriors Series: 1 Translator:

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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Published: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 9780813142142

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