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The private life of General Omar N. Bradley

Author: Jeffrey D Lavoie
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The life and achievements of General Omar Nelson Bradley are legendary. During World War II, the five-star general was a key figure in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. This book reexamines the prevailing view of Bradley through a reading of unpublished sources and letters, paying special attention to his relationship with his second wife Kitty Buhler and his later years (1951-1981), a period largely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lavoie, Jeffrey D., 1981-
Private life of General Omar N. Bradley.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015
(DLC) 2015041239
Named Person: Omar Nelson Bradley; Omar Nelson Bradley; Omar Nelson Bradley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey D Lavoie
ISBN: 9780786498390 0786498390 1476620156 9781476620152
OCLC Number: 898167595
Description: vii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Prewar --
The early life of an American patriot --
Welcome to West Point --
Groom-ing an officer --
Close but no cigar --
Here, there, and back again --
Hello, Hawaii --
Back to school --
WAR-ning --
There's no place like the 82nd Division --
Part II. War --
We missed the bombs down in Africa --
Sicily or bust --
Operation Overlord --
Today is D-Day --
Cherbourg and alcohol in the Army --
Bulging out --
Partying with the Russians --
Part III. Postwar --
Omar the entertainer --
In love with Kitty --
From Mary to Kitty --
The final years --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Jeffrey D. Lavoie ; foreword by Alan Axelrod.

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"The life and achievements of General Omar Nelson Bradley are legendary. During World War II, the five-star general was a key figure in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. This book reexamines the prevailing view of Bradley through a reading of unpublished sources and letters, paying special attention to his relationship with his second wife Kitty Buhler and his later years (1951-1981), a period largely ignored by previous research"--

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"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero"--Kirkus Reviews; "Bradley excels at creating a well-rounded portrait...a particularly well-done piece...recommended"--Midwest Book Read more...

 
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