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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Crosswell, D.K.R. (Daniel K.R.).
Chief of staff.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
|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
|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.|
?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
- Smith, Walter Bedell, -- 1895-1961.
- Generals -- United States -- Biography.
- United States. -- Army -- Biography.
- United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
- United States. -- Army.
- Military campaigns.
- United States.
- Generals -- United States -- Biography
- Smith, Walter Bedell -- 1895-1961
- United States -- History, Military -- 20th century
- United States // Army -- Biography