Command of Honor: General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War II [NOOK Book]

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The inspiring true story of General Lucian Truscott, one of the greatest combat commanders of World War II.

General Lucian K. Truscott was an American military giant: tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men under his command. Unlike the more flamboyant high-ranking European field commanders of the time, he was neither arrogant nor in pursuit of personal glory-but rather a...
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Command of Honor: General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War II

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Overview

The inspiring true story of General Lucian Truscott, one of the greatest combat commanders of World War II.

General Lucian K. Truscott was an American military giant: tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men under his command. Unlike the more flamboyant high-ranking European field commanders of the time, he was neither arrogant nor in pursuit of personal glory-but rather a loyal, humble man who led his troops from the front and fought every enemy with a tenacity that made him one of the most respected and revered commanders in the U.S. Army.

In Command of Honor, author H. Paul Jeffers chronicles the life of this American hero. For the first time, the life of Truscott is revealed: his ramshackle childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, his extraordinary combat service, and his peacetime duties. But above all, this is a story of leadership and sacrifice by a man who lived for duty, honor, and courage-a man who would become a legend in the annals of U.S. Army history.
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"Well-written, fast-paced, fascinating and long overdue."
-Mark Perry, author of Partners in Command
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440630668
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 743,439
  • File size: 521 KB

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Table of Contents

Introduction Taps 1

1 Boots and Saddles 7

2 An Army at Ease 21

3 Call to Arms 41

4 All-American Outfit 55

5 Rehearsal 73

6 Torch 82

7 Chasing The Fox 101

8 Truscott's Trotters 110

9 Footrace to Messina 116

10 Mountains and Mud 127

11 Dogface Soldiers 142

12 Shingle 149

13 Anzio 158

14 Great Day 181

15 Dragoon 194

16 Champagne Campaign 204

17 Forgotten Front 220

18 Italian Spring 240

19 Just The Man I Need 258

20 Cold Warrior 282

21 Reflections 299

Decorations and Citations 311

Bibliography 315

Index 319

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Mediocre Military History

    H. Paul Jeffers was not a military historian and it shows. There is something to be said for the fact that he took on the challenge of writing a biography on the often over-looked WWII general, Lucian Truscott, but he did not have the skills -- including a basic understanding of military operations -- to do it right. A great example is when he refers to two cavalry groups as "cavalries" instead.

    Jeffers was a prolific author and I think his history of churning out books also got in the way of doing the detailed research necessary. Consequently, he fills up pages with information that is not central to the story he is trying to tell. I have to admit that the writing gets better when Jeffers covers Truscott's post-retirement service, making the second half a more enjoyable read.

    If you enjoy military history and want to know more about General Truscott this a passable book for getting started if you have the patience to put up with its many flaws.

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