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America's school for war : Fort Leavenworth, officer education, and victory in World War II

Author: Peter J Schifferle
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2010.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells how the U.S. Army struggled with the logistics of millions of men in World War I, and then created professional training on a division level that helped win World War II, with a history of the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, 1918-1945.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Schifferle
ISBN: 9780700617142 0700617140
OCLC Number: 461324087
Description: xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Great War's effect on the Army Officer Corps --
The essence of modern war --
The Leavenworth mission : knowledge, problem-solving, and confidence --
The Leavenworth staff and faculty --
The applicatory method --
The Leavenworth students --
The most difficult year of their careers --
National mobilization and the Leavenworth schools --
Few Leavenworth graduates, a global war's needs.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Peter J. Schifferle.

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When the US entered World War II, it took more than industrial might to transform its tiny army into an overseas fighting force of more than eight and a half million. This work contends that the  Read more...

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