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Rudder : from leader to legend

Author: Thomas M Hatfield
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, ©2011.
Series: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, no. 115.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Whether scaling the seemingly insurmountable cliffs of Pointe du Hoc with his first-wave assault troops during the Normandy invasion, restoring integrity to the Texas Land Office, or overseeing transitions in an academic institution with hallowed traditions during a time of contentious cultural change, James Earl Rudder (1910-1970) forged a legacy of wartime gallantry and peacetime leadership that commands  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Earl Rudder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Hatfield
ISBN: 9781603442626 1603442626 9781603442633 1603442634 9781603442640 1603442642
OCLC Number: 657270865
Description: xx, 502 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The early years --
Eden, Texas, 1910-1927 --
Tarleton College, 1927-1930 --
Texas A&M College, 1930-1932 --
Coaching years, 1933-1941 --
The war --
Stateside, 1941-1943 --
Britain, 1943-1944 --
Pointe du Hoc, June 6-8, 1944 --
Normandy respite, 1944 --
Brittany, 1944 --
Belgian interlude, 1944 --
Huertgen Forest, 1944 --
Battle of the Bulge, 1944 --
Colmar Pocket, 1945 --
End of the war, 1945 --
Public servant --
Rise to prominence, 1946-1954 --
Land Office Commissioner, 1955-1958 --
Presidential years, 1958-1970.
Series Title: Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, no. 115.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Hatfield.

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Whether scaling the seemingly insurmountable cliffs of Pointe du Hoc with his first-wave assault troops during the Normandy invasion, restoring integrity to the Texas Land Office, or overseeing transitions in an academic institution with hallowed traditions during a time of contentious cultural change, James Earl Rudder (1910-1970) forged a legacy of wartime gallantry and peacetime leadership that commands continuing respect. This book pays tribute to a man who exemplified leadership, vision, and courage.

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