An Unsung Soldier: The Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster

An Unsung Soldier: The Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster

by Robert S. Jordan
     
 

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Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities of those times. Goodpaster served Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in establishing the international military component of NATO and then served as his Staff Secretary.

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Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities of those times. Goodpaster served Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in establishing the international military component of NATO and then served as his Staff Secretary. He achieved the highest international military command assignment possible - as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and restored the integrity of West Point during a major ethical crisis. Upon his final retirement and for over a quarter-century thereafter, he was actively involved both the formal and informal world of Washington policy-making, making his mark repeatedly as a respected participant.

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"Many military personnel have gone on to serve with great distinction as politicians and policy-makers. This tradition is especially well established in the US, where a military background is beneficial to those running for office and excellent preparation for working in the policy arena. It is, however, much more unusual to find a military man or woman who has been so thoroughly involved in policy and politics whilst still in uniform. Andrew J Goodpaster was such an individual: his life and work, described and analysed in a new biography by Robert S. Jordan, are noteworthy because of his role in the early stages of the Cold War and for the volume's analysis of a military man in a policy setting. Jordan draws on an impressive array of research, ranging from papers scattered in various presidential libraries across the US to interviews with Goodpaster's contemporaries, some of which are included in the book as highly readable appendices."

--RUSI Journal, April/May 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612512785
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Series:
AUSA
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,081,362
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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