The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II

The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II

by Winston Groom


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426216916
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 535,224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Winston Groom is the beloved author of 14 previous books, including Forrest Gump; The Aviators; Conversations with the Enemy (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); 1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls; Vicksburg, 1863; and Shiloh, 1862. He served in Vietnam as an officer with the Fourth Infantry Division. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 11

Preface 13

Part I Beginnings

Chapter 1 First Captain, VMI 21

Chapter 2 Master of the Sword 49

Chapter 3 The Champion of Vera Cruz 91

Chapter 4 "Some Damned Foolishness in the Balkans" 117

Chapter 5 Courage Was the Rule 161

Map of Meuse-Argonne Offensive 168

Part II Between the Wars

Chapter 6 The Sad, Great Heap of Fleurs Blanches 189

Chapter 7 "I Am All He Has" 233

Part III Brave as Lions, Bold as Bulls

Chapter 8 This Means War 255

Chapter 9 There Will Be a Big Tank Battle in the Morning 269

Map of North African Campaign 274

Map of Operation Husky 293

Chapter 10 "I Shall Return" 303

Map of Defense of Bataan 309

Map of Pacific Theater 318

Chapter 11 Overlord 339

Chapter 12 Let's Win It All 359

Map of Operation Overlord 360

Map of Battle of the Bulge 378

Chapter 13 These Proceedings Are Closed 397

Chapter 14 Old Soldiers Never Die 431

Notes 475

Notes on Sources and Acknowledgments 491

Bibliography 495

Index 502

Illustrations Credits 510

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The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Blondi2 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good book. Very easy read and informative to more of the personal side of their lives. Very good.
Bobc743 More than 1 year ago
Why is the NOOK book 5 cents more than the hardcover?? Ridiculous