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Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir

Author: John R Galvin
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
Series: American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Biografi
Named Person: John R Galvin; John R Galvin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Galvin
ISBN: 9780813161013 0813161010
OCLC Number: 893452335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 517 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Pleasant Street --
The flashing eyes --
Shadows on the ceiling --
The Pleasant Street army --
If God was mad --
My nine lives --
Part II. Army life --
West Point: a time for testing --
Fort Benning: just like artillery, only bigger --
Puerto Rico: schooling --
Lanceros: continuen --
101st Airborne Division: Hato Rey --
Fort Knox and Ginny --
Part III. War --
First Vietnam --
Pentagon: the papers --
Second Vietnam: all roads lead to Rang Rang --
Part IV. Mixed command and staff assignments --
The Fletcher School --
Stuttgart: the big staffs --
Belgium: Supreme Commanders Goodpaster and Haig --
3rd Infantry Division --
8th Infantry Division --
24th Infantry Division --
VII Corps: warrior preparation --
Part V. Southern Command --
Southern Command, Panama --
Honduras --
El Salvador --
Colombia --
Part VI. Supreme commander --
Buttressing --
The White House and nuclear arms reduction --
Conventional forces in Europe --
WINTEX, the war game --
Change: the right mix --
The wall --
A strategy for change --
The First Gulf War --
Red Square --
The rescue of the Kurds --
The new force structure --
The coup --
Part VII. Global perspective --
Back to West Point, by way of Bosnia --
Ohio State University and global strategy seminars --
Back to Fletcher: leading and teaching leadership.
Series Title: American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.) ; foreword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.).

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