Omar Bradley [NOOK Book]

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General Omar Bradley was the premier US Army tactical commander in the European Theatre of Operations in 1944-45. A West Point classmate of Dwight Eisenhower, Bradley was the quintessential US field commander of World War II, elevated to high command with little combat experience but a solid track record as a skilled planner and organiser. Bradley was part of a small cadre of highly skilled young officers groomed for higher command in the austere and bankrupt 1930s. Bradley was at the centre of nearly all the ...

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Omar Bradley

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Overview

General Omar Bradley was the premier US Army tactical commander in the European Theatre of Operations in 1944-45. A West Point classmate of Dwight Eisenhower, Bradley was the quintessential US field commander of World War II, elevated to high command with little combat experience but a solid track record as a skilled planner and organiser. Bradley was part of a small cadre of highly skilled young officers groomed for higher command in the austere and bankrupt 1930s. Bradley was at the centre of nearly all the major US Army victories in 1944-45 from D-Day through the final push into Germany. Along with that combat record came a string of controversies. Bradley's greatest blunder, failing to anticipate the German offensive in the Ardennes, was counter-balanced by a vigorous and skilled response which fatally injured the German Army in the West. Beyond the performance of the US Army in the ETO, Bradley was also intimately wrapped up in other controversies, especially the internecine squabbles with his British counterpart, Bernard Montgomery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780964188
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: Command , #25
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 277,240
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven J Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The early years 4

The military life 6

The hour of destiny 12

Opposing commanders 54

When war is done 56

Inside the mind 60

A life in words 62

Further reading 63

Index 64

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    Posted June 26, 2012

    highly recomended

    well researched and well written

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