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The fifth star : high command in an era of global war

Author: George M Hall
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In modern times, ten Americans rose to five-star rank: Pershing (who chose to wear only four stars), Leahy, Marshall, King, Arnold, MacArthur, Nimitz, Halsey, Eisenhower, and Bradley. In concert with the Roosevelts, Wilson, Truman, and Sir Winston Churchill, they were at the helm as the world transformed from the machinations of regional despots to an era of global war. With few exceptions, these men exercised their
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, George M. (George Morgan), 1935-
Fifth star.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994
(OCoLC)622451741
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George M Hall
ISBN: 0275948021 9780275948023
OCLC Number: 28891203
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: I. The Principals. 1. Global Olympus. 2. John Joseph Pershing. 3. William Daniel Leahy. 4. George Catlett Marshall. 5. Ernest Joseph King. 6. Henry Harley Arnold. 7. Douglas MacArthur. 8. Chester William Nimitz. 9. William Frederick Halsey, Jr. 10. Dwight David Eisenhower. 11. Omar Nelson Bradley --
II. Perspective. 12. Levels of Perspective. 13. Facets of Leadership. 14. Entanglements. 15. Comparisons. 16. Summing Up.
Responsibility: George M. Hall.
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Reviews the biography and military highlights of each of the ten Americans who rose to five-star rank in modern times. This text analyses and compares the ten, identifying common elements of command  Read more...

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.,."for those interested in World War II leadership at the highest levels, Hall successfully gives an inside look at these 20th-century 'American marshals'."-Military Review

 
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