In Kentucky Maverick, Carlton Jackson details the life of a legendary and highly decorated Marine whose career spanned both world wars, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Chinn's service paired a love of history with a special kind of genius: he documented the history of military technology while designing innovative weapons such as the M-19 automatic grenade launcher, which is still used in the armed forces today. After leaving the Corps, Chinn leaned on his many connections to become the director of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Carlton Jackson's entertaining biography weaves together outrageous tales of gunplay and politics while revealing Chinn's sense of humor, unbending will, and a sense of destiny that could only be fulfilled by a true twentieth-century Renaissance man.
|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsA Maverick from a Family of Mavericks
What's in a Name?
Football and Caves
Odds and Ends; or, Here and There
"Whose History Is It, Anyway?"
Back to the Cave
Action at the Kentucky Historical Society, 1959-1973
The Worlding According to Chinn
An Assessment of Colonel George Morgan Chinn