Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, by James H. Willbanks,Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan,Jonathan M.

By James H. Willbanks,Gordon R. USA (Ret.) Sullivan,Jonathan M. House,Christopher R. Gabel,Tony R. Mullis,Sean N. Kalic,John M. Curatola,Joseph R. Fischer,Ethan S. Rafuse

Formally titled "General of the Army," the five-star common is the top attainable rank offered within the U.S. military nowa days and has been offered to simply 5 males within the nation's background: George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry H. Arnold, and Omar N. Bradley. as well as their rank, those unusual infantrymen all shared the event of serving or learning at citadel Leavenworth, Kansas, the place they received the data that will organize them for command in the course of global warfare II and the Korean War.

In Generals of the Army, James H. Willbanks assembles best army historians to check the relationship among the establishment and the luck of those unprecedented males. traditionally often called the "intellectual heart of the Army," fortress Leavenworth is the oldest energetic military submit west of Washington, D.C., and the most vital army installations within the usa. although there are various biographies of the five-star generals, this cutting edge research deals a clean standpoint through illuminating the ways that those mythical figures stimulated and have been encouraged by way of Leavenworth. Coinciding with the U.S. Mint's unlock of a chain of particular commemorative cash honoring those squaddies and the citadel the place they have been dependent, this concise quantity deals an exciting examine the lives of those amazing males and the contributions they made to the safety of the nation.

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