Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley

Generals of the Army Marshall MacArthur Eisenhower Arnold Bradley Formally titled General of the Army the five star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U S Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation s history George C M

  • Title: Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley
  • Author: James H. Willbanks Gordon R. Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780813142135
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Formally titled General of the Army, the five star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U.S Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation s history George C Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D Eisenhower, Henry H Arnold, and Omar N Bradley In addition to their rank, these distinguished soldiers all shared the experienceFormally titled General of the Army, the five star general is the highest possible rank awarded in the U.S Army in modern times and has been awarded to only five men in the nation s history George C Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D Eisenhower, Henry H Arnold, and Omar N Bradley In addition to their rank, these distinguished soldiers all shared the experience of serving or studying at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where they gained the knowledge that would prepare them for command during World War II and the Korean War In Generals of the Army, James H Willbanks assembles top military historians to examine the connection between the institution and the success of these exceptional men Historically known as the intellectual center of the Army, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of Washington, D.C and one of the most important military installations in the United States Though there are many biographies of the five star generals, this innovative study offers a fresh perspective by illuminating the ways in which these legendary figures influenced and were influenced by Leavenworth Coinciding with the U.S Mint s release of a series of special commemorative coins honoring these soldiers and the fort where they were based, this concise volume offers an intriguing look at the lives of these remarkable men and the contributions they made to the defense of the nation.

    One thought on “Generals of the Army: Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Arnold, Bradley”

    1. This book is pretty much a Biography Light book. It looks at the careers of the five Officers that attained 5 Star rank in the US Army, all of which served in WWII and only one of which achieved that rank after the war. This short bios are sandwiched between two chapters on the Command and Staff College of the US Army, one prewar and one post war. A very good starter book, but one that didn't really reveal all that much to me. Only the chapter on 'Hap' Arnold was anything that was really new in [...]

    2. A very handy collection to have of various generals vital to WWII. The article on Bradley was my personal favorite. Be aware, this is a scholarly work and while informative, perhaps a little dry for some. On the other hand, some more serious readers may find the articles too short or basic. Understandable, but for someone who needs a good balanced introduction to these rather significant men, this is a great book to have, and I enjoyed the pictures and maps as well.

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