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Chief of staff. Volume 2, World War II to Korea and Vietnam : the principal officers behind history's great commanders

Author: David T Zabecki
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The two-volume Chief of Staff examines the history, development, and role of the military duty position of the chief of staff. Many books have studied history's great commanders and the art of command. None have focused exclusively on the chief of staff that key staff officer responsible for translating the ideas of the commander into practical plans that common soldiers can execute successfully on the battlefield.  Read more...
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Biography
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Zabecki, David T.
Chief of Staff, Vol. 2 : The Principal Officers Behind History's Great Commanders, World War II to Korea and Vietnam.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2013
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David T Zabecki
ISBN: 9781612515595 1612515592
OCLC Number: 868976649
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Foreword by Professor Richard Holmes; Introduction; Index of Great Commanders; Part One: World War II; 1. Fritz Bayerlein; 2. Siegfried Westphal; 3. Hans Speidel; 4. Friedrich-Wilhelm von Mellenthin; 5. Eric Dorman-Smith; 6. Francis de Guingand; 7. Frederick Morgan; 8. Walter Bedell Smith; 9. Hobart R. Gay and Hugh J. Gaffey; 10. Aleksey Innokentevich Antonov; 11. Vasily Danilovich Sokolovsky; Part Two: Korea and Vietnam; 12. Eugene M. Landrum; 13. Edward M. Almond; 14. Walter T. Kerwin Jr.; Contributors; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: David T. Zabecki.

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The two-volume Chief of Staff examines the history, development, and role of the military duty position of the chief of staff. Many books have studied history's great commanders and the art of command. None have focused exclusively on the chief of staff that key staff officer responsible for translating the ideas of the commander into practical plans that common soldiers can execute successfully on the battlefield. In some cases, it is almost impossible to think of certain great commanders without also thinking of their chief of staff. Napoleon's chief of staff Berthier and Eisenhower's c.

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