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The chief of staff : the military career of General Walter Bedell Smith

Author: D K R Crosswell
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 110.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While specifically focusing on Smith's 39-year militay career, this study critically examines the professionalization process within the officer corps in the interwar years.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crosswell, D.K.R. (Daniel K.R.).
Chief of staff.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
(OCoLC)551372746
Named Person: Walter Bedell Smith; Walter Bedell Smith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D K R Crosswell
ISBN: 0313274800 9780313274800
OCLC Number: 22273487
Description: xxii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction Bedell Smith and Officership in the United States Army, 1917-1939 "Born To Be A Soldier," 1895-1917 Baptism into The General Staff, 1917-1920 The Rite of Passage: Smith's Practical Education in The "Army of the Long Generation," 1920-1929 "Aides, Adjutants, and Asses": The Advance Army Schools, 1930-1937 The Towering Figure: George C. Marshall The Chief's Apprentice: Smith and the War Department General Staff of General Marshall, 1937-1941 Smith and the Combined and Joint Chiefs of Staff Organizations, January-August 1942 The First Campaign: The Mediterranean The Creation of The "Ike-Beetle" Team, September-November 1942 Allied Forces Headquarters and the Invasion of North Africa, November 1942-January 1943 The North African Campaign, January-July 1943 The Italian Campaign, July-December 1943 Northwest Europe Preparing OVERLORD, January-June 1944 Normandy and the Battle of France, June-November 1944 The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945 The Campaign for Germany, January-May 1945 Epilogue: The Years of Frustration, 1945-1961 Glossary Bibliography Index
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 110.
Responsibility: D.K.R. Crosswell.

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?Crosswell's superb study of the military career of "Beetle" Smith is the first book-length analysis of one of the least known senior American officers in WW II. A military manager rather than a Read more...

 
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