It Wasn't Funny Then

It Wasn't Funny Then

by William Quinn

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It Wasn't Funny Then by William Quinn

The late Lt. Gen. William "Buffalo Bill" Quinn looks back -- with laughter! -- on his many years in the US Army, from cadet days at West Point through World War II (when he served as Intelligence Officer for the invasion of Southern France, masterminded the Allied thwarting of the Germans' Nordwind operation, and accepted the surrender of Hermann Goering), directorship of the Strategic Services Unit (which became the CIA), the Korean War (during which he commanded the famed "Buffalo" Regiment, the 17th Infantry), and command of the US 7th Army in Europe at the height of the Cold War. Gen. Quinn remembers faux pas and follies that left everyone's faces red at the time, but that now leave us laughing. The book's subtitle could be, "We're laughing now, but it sure as hell wasn't funny then!" With a foreword by the late Senator Barry Goldwater and 24 illustrations by Pulitzer-nominated political cartoonist Rick Kollinger.

About The Author
William Wilson Quinn graduated from West Point in 1933. He was Gen. Douglas MacArthurs's chief intelligence officer for the invasion of Southern France in World War II and is credited with having been instrumental in saving the U.S. Seventh Army from destruction during the Germans' Nordwind Campaign. President Harry Truman appointed Quinn Director of the SSU, in which position the latter oversaw the transition of the OSS/SSU into the civilian Central Intelligence Agency. During the Korean War Quinn led the legendary US 17th Infantry, "the Buffaloes," and in the 1960s he served as commander of the US 7th Army in Germany, which (at the height of the Cold War) was the largest army in history. After retiring from the Army Gen. Quinn had a second career with the Martin Marietta Corp. as Vice President and head of its Aerospace Division. The father of journalist and novelist Sally Quinn and the author of a previous book, "Buffalo Bill Remembers," Gen. Quinn died on Sept. 11,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970475107
Publisher: Barclay Ross Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2000
Pages: 165

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