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Thunderbolt : General Creighton Abrams and the army of his times

Author: Lewis Sorley
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Indiana University Press edView all editions and formats
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General Creighton Abrams has been called the greatest American general since Ulysses S Grant, yet at the time this book was first published in 1992, he was little known by most Americans. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Named Person: Creighton W Abrams; Creighton W Abrams; Creighton Williams Abrams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Sorley
ISBN: 9780253220028 0253220025
OCLC Number: 212431069
Notes: Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992; first pbk. ed. publshed: Wshington : Brassey's, 1998.
Description: 429 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: To be a soldier --
Preparing for war --
Entering battle --
Relief of Bastogne --
Finishing it off --
Doctrine and tactics --
Occupied Germany --
In Korea --
Fort Knox and the Pentagon --
Germany and division command --
Civil rights crises --
Corps command --
Vietnam buildup --
Deputy commander in Vietnam --
Tet 1968 --
The 206,000 troop request --
Taking command --
A very human touch --
Vietnamization and pacification --
Murder and the Green Berets --
Cambodian incursion --
In the midst of battles --
Invasion of Laos --
Easter offensive --
Setting the course --
Rebuilding an army --
Final days.
Responsibility: Lewis Sorley.

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A valuable addition to the Vietnam bookshelf. * New York Times * This book is a must for anyone wishing to understand the U.S. Army of today.July 2009 * Military *

 
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