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Bolté, Charles L. (Charles Lawrence) 1895-1989

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
Genres: History 
Most widely held works about Charles L Bolté
Most widely held works by Charles L Bolté
Matthew B. Ridgway papers by Matthew B Ridgway( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General description of the collection: The papers of Matthew Bunker Ridgway span the years 1907-1993. The collection documents Ridgway's thirty-eight years of military service from his attendance at the United States Military Academy to his final assignment as United States Army Chief of Staff. The bulk of the collection concentrates on Ridgway's career during World War II, the post-war years, the Korean War, and his time as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and through his assignment as United State Army Chief of Staff ending in 1955. Included in the collection from this time period are correspondence, official papers, personnel documents, unit histories, reports, maps, photographs and speeches. Also, included are documents relating to his controversial disagreements over defense policy with President Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration especially over the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Drafts of his autobiography, "Soldier," as well as his other book, "The Korean War," are also included in the collection. The collection also contains oral history interviews with eleven interviewers over the period of 1964-1987. After his retirement in 1955 until his death in 1993, Ridgway corresponded with a large number of people including authors, his former soldiers and officers, statesmen, and veterans associations
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