This new addition to Wesley Clark’s Great Generals Series features the principal architect of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and his relevance today.
World War II expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower’s contributions to American warfare. American general and thirty-fourth president of the United States, Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed.
The book reveals Eisenhower’s advocacy in the pre-war years of the tank, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. Wukovits skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower’s evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are of extreme importance in understanding modern warfare.
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George S. Patton was a general who achieved greatness in his field by contradicting his own nature. A cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the... Read more »
Deemed “irreplaceable” by Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson assumed his nickname during the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. It is said that the Army of Northern Virginia never fully recovered from the loss of Jackson’s leadership when he was accidentally shot by one of his own men and died in 1863. Davis highlights Stonewall Jackson as a... Read more »
William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy, as well as criticism for the harshness of the “scorched earth” policies that he implemented in conducting total war... Read more »
In this persuasive biography, Jim Lacey sheds light on General Pershing’s legacy as the nation’s first modern combat commander, setting the standard for today’s four-star officers. When the US entered into World War I in 1917, they did so with inadequate forces. In just over a year, Pershing built and hurled a one-million-man army against forty... Read more »
It was Andrew Jackson’s military heroism that helped to usher him into the presidency. From the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 to the Indian Wars and his unorthodox presence in the White House, Jackson is one of the most fascinating figures in American history. Here is his life as told by the foremost Jackson historian of our time. Read more »
In this addition to the Palgrave Great Generals Series, John Mosier brings to life the brilliant military strategist Ulysses S. Grant. A modest and unassuming man, Grant never lost a battle, leading the Union to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War, ultimately becoming president of the re-united states. Grant revolutionized military... Read more »
Known by his troops in World War II as “The GI General” because of his close identification with the men under his command, Omar Bradley commanded the Twelfth US Army Group in Europe. By the spring of 1945, this group contained four field armies, twelve corps, forty-eight divisions, and more than 1.3 million men, the largest exclusively American... Read more »
Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his adaptability that hoisted him to his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability now reigns as the most indispensable trait for high military leadership in an era of technological leaps that guarantee the nature of war will radically change during the span of an ordinary career. No American figure better... Read more »
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