Advance And Destroy

Author: John Nelson Rickard
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314051X
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In the winter of 1944--1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. Hitler's effort failed for a variety of reasons, but many historians assert that Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army was ultimately responsible for securing Allied victory. Although Patton has assumed a larger-than-life reputation for his leadership in the years since World War II, scholars have paid little attention to his generalship in the Ardennes following the relief of Bastogne. In Advance and Destroy, Captain John Nelson Rickard explores the commander's operational performance during the entire Ardennes campaign, through his "estimate of the situation," the U.S. Army's doctrinal approach to problem-solving. Patton's day-by-day situational understanding of the Battle of the Bulge, as revealed through ULTRA intelligence and the influence of the other Allied generals on his decision-making, gives readers an in-depth, critical analysis of Patton's overall effectiveness, measured in terms of mission accomplishment, his ability to gain and hold ground, and a cost-benefit analysis of his operations relative to the lives of his soldiers. The work not only debunks myths about one of America's most controversial generals but provides new insights into his renowned military skill and colorful personality.

Forward With Patton

Author: Robert S. Allen
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813169143
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Soldier, journalist, and Soviet spy Robert S. Allen (1900--1981) was a deeply controversial figure. After serving in France during World War I, he left the military, forged a successful career as a syndicated columnist, and even rose to become the Washington, DC, bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor. During this period, he developed a sideline as a paid informant for the KGB. Still, Allen returned to the army following America's entry into World War II and served as General George S. Patton's chief of situation and executive officer for operations. He was considered such an authority on Patton after the war that Twentieth Century-Fox asked him to develop a film script about the general. In Forward with Patton, John Nelson Rickard presents a complete, annotated edition of Colonel Allen's World War II diary for 1944-1945. The entries reflect Allen's private thoughts on his experiences, provide insight into the employment of the Third Army staff, and survey the strengths and weaknesses of individual staff members. They also provide an invaluable and rare perspective of Patton, with whom Allen worked closely while gathering intelligence, and whom he deeply admired. At times objective and at others intensely personal, Forward with Patton offers a distinctive eyewitness account of one of the US military's most important armies by one of its most colorful soldiers.

There S A War To Be Won

Author: Geoffrey Perret
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307801403
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THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON is the landmark story of one of the greatest armies in history, a conscript force of amateur soldiers who had an unparalleled record of combat success. Here -- for the first time in one volume -- is the chronicle of the United States Army's dramatic mobilization and stunning march to victory in World War II. In a lively and engrossing narrative that spans theaters of operations around the world, Geoffrey Perret tells how the Army was drafted, trained, organized, armed, and led at every stage of the war. Beginning with the prescient military planners of the 1930s, he offers vivid warts-and-all profiles of the farsighted commanders who would lead the way, men like Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Ridgway, Bradley, and Patton. Drawing heavily on important new source material in major archives throughout the United States, THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON offers new insights into the wartime Army, its commanders, and its battles. A major work of American military history. "An immensely readable, well-researched history . . . Dramatic." -- Chicago Tribune From the Paperback edition.

Heroes Never Die

Author: Martin Blumenson
Publisher: Cooper Square Pub
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An informatinve, provocative, and entertaining compendium of fifty never before collected essays by former soldier and military historian Martin Blumenson.

Author: Maurice (empereur d'Orient).)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789609533614
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Chase S Calendar Of Events 2005

Author: Editors of Chase's,
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071460020
Size: 43.37 MB
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"The definitive guide to all holidays and anniversaries." --Wall Street Journal "In its diversity and inclusiveness, [Chase's] is an exhaustive guide to the country's ideals and passions." --Washington Post For almost 50 years, Chase's Calendar of Events has been the most trusted and comprehensive reference to just what's going on today. Whether it's an important historical anniversary, the phases of the moon, a sports event, the birthday of a favorite celebrity, a festival, or much, much more, Chase's has all the answers. This indispensable resource is perfect for people who need to be "in the know," such as: Event planners Broadcasters Librarians Advertisers . . . and others Whether it's Valentine's Day (February 14) or National Underwear Day (August 13), American Heart Month (February) or International Accordian Awareness Month (June), Chase's covers traditional and whimsical observances of all kinds: holidays, anniversaries, sporting events, astronomical phenomena, and more. In all, it has more than 12,000 entries. There is never a boring day in Chase's! Also available with a CD-ROM that allows you to customize searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways!

Author: Στιβεν Πρεσσφιλντ
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789601600611
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