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The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II

Author: Winston Groom; National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Partners (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Against the backdrop of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: George S Patton; Douglas MacArthur; George C Marshall; Douglas MacArthur; George C Marshall; George S Patton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winston Groom; National Geographic Society (U.S.); National Geographic Partners (U.S.)
ISBN: 1426216912 9781426216916
OCLC Number: 992446496
Description: 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings. First captain, VMI ; Master of the sword ; The champion of Vera Cruz ; "Some damned foolishness in the Balkans" ; Courage was the rule --
Between the wars. The sad, great heap of Fleurs Blanches ; "I am all he has" --
Brave as lions, bold as bulls. This means war ; There will be a big tank battle in the morning ; "I shall return" ; Overlord ; Let's win it all ; These proceedings are closed ; Old soldiers never die.
Other Titles: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II
Responsibility: Winston Groom.

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Following up on his 2013 national bestseller, The Aviators, Winston Groom returns to tell the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall--from  Read more...

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