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

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

by H. Paul Jeffers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440630668
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 205,602
File size: 533 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. Paul Jeffers was a journalist and the author of more than 50 books, including Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: The Life of a War HeroColonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897–1898Commissioner Roosevelt; and a true-crime bestseller, Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery. He died in 2009.

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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Command Of Honor: General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War II 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Remarkable military general
geoschwartz More than 1 year ago
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.