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A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II

Author: D Clayton James; Anne Sharp Wells
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Clayton James; Anne Sharp Wells
ISBN: 0531150461 9780531150467
OCLC Number: 16095119
Description: xvi, 317 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Preparing for wartime commands: The top echelon. The less troubleson maverick : Arnold. Pershing's most valuable protégé : Marshall --
ch. 2. Adjusting to coalition warfare: Allied commands. Master of new dimensions in naval warfare : King. The President's admiral : Leahy --
ch. 3. Crisis in command: The survivors and the replacements (December 1941-May 1942). From uninvited guest to host : MacArthur. A calm, confident leader comes to Pearl Harbor : Nimitz --
ch. 4. Troubled beginnings in Britain and Africa: The command search (Europe, May 1942-May 1943). At ease with Marshall and Churchill : Eisenhower. Commited to strategic air power : Spaatz --
ch. 5. Interservice difficulties in the war against Japan: Commanders for the early counteroffensives (Pacific, May 1942-May 1943). Known for "tenacity, courage, and resourcefulness" : Vandegrift. Assigned "the toughest job of any of our generals" : Stilwell --
ch. 6. Mediterranean troubles and Normandy worries: Command challenges and changes (Europe, May 1943-June 1944). A controversial "American eagle" : Clark. Point man for Arnold and Spaatz : Eaker --
ch. 7. Mounting the dual advance toward Tokyo: Midwar leadership (Pacific, May 1943-June 1944). The impulsive, swashbuckling "sailor's admiral" : Halsey. Well suited to be MacArthur's air commander : Kenney --
ch. 8. Leading the final campaigns against Germany: From Normandy to the Elbe (Europe, June 1944-May 1945). Ike's "master tactician" : Bradley. The American commander whom the Germans feared the most : Patton --
ch. 9. The last fifteen months of the Pacific war: From Biak to Saipan to Tokyo Bay (Pacific, June 1944-September 1945). Amphibious expert and volatile Marine loyalist : Smith. Cool, careful, cunning : Spruance --
ch. 10. Politics?
Responsibility: by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells.

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