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The Soldiers General by Douglas E. Delaney

Title The Soldiers General
Author Douglas E. Delaney
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2007-10-01
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780774845410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the end of the Second World War, Bert Hoffmeister had risen from Captain to Major-General and won more awards than any Canadian officer in the war. This native Vancouverite earned a reputation as a fearless commander on the battlefield – one who led from the front, one well loved by those he led. With an astute analytical eye, Delaney carefully dissects Hoffmeister's numerous battles to reveal how he managed and how he led, how he directed and how he inspired.

William Holmes by Geoffrey Travers

Title William Holmes
Author Geoffrey Travers
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-06
Category
Total Pages 424
ISBN 1922387002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The road that first leads people from Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes. William Holmes could be remembered for his lifelong public service in developing Sydney's water supply and sewerage system -- but he should be remembered as one of the foremost Australian citizen soldiers of his time. Holmes commanded Australia's first independent military expeditionary force in World War I, and in New Guinea accepted the first German surrender for Australia. At Gallipoli, Pozières, Bullecourt and Messines, Holmes earned a reputation for fearlessness in battle, believing that at critical times and even during pauses in engagement, reconnaissance should be conducted by the officers in command making the decisions. He was known to all his soldiers and his leadership inspired their affection and loyalty. Philosophical about the risks he took on the battlefield, it was cruel irony indeed that Holmes was killed on the day he took extra safety precautions. Holmes, a contemporary of John Monash, arguably achieved more in his early career than his peer and would certainly have been a contender for command of the Australian Corps in 1918 had he still been alive. This is his story.

The Soldiers General by Douglas Edward Delaney

Title The Soldiers General
Author Douglas Edward Delaney
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Generals
Total Pages 748
ISBN OCLC:58675488
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Soldier S General An Autobiography by General (Retd.) J. J. Singh

Title A Soldier s General An Autobiography
Author General (Retd.) J. J. Singh
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2012-11-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9789350295151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this engrossing book, General Singh gives us insights into how decisions about the nation's security are taken at the highest levels of government, whether it is Siachen, the conduct of war (Kargil) or the massing of troops on the border (Operation Parakaram). General Singh also addresses some controversial issues, including the irresponsible 'communal spin' given to a case linked to the 'age issue' of the last army chief, which had the potential to rupture the secular and apolitical fabric of the armed forces. Bringing alive the charm and adventure of an army life lived to the full, General Singh also gives us astute analysis of many critical issues: the challenges from Pakistan and China, the threats of terrorism, insurgency and Naxalism, the importance of military diplomacy, and the way forward for the armed forces in a rapidly changing world.

Title Omar Nelson Bradley the Soldiers General
Author Red Reeder
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0811646025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A biography of "The Soldiers' General" from his years at West Point to his position as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

My Fellow Soldiers by Andrew Carroll

Title My Fellow Soldiers
Author Andrew Carroll
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780698192669
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines, Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground. Andrew Carroll’s intimate portrait of General Pershing, who led all of the American troops in Europe during World War I, is a revelation. Given a military force that on the eve of its entry into the war was downright primitive compared to the European combatants, the general surmounted enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U.S. soldiers. But Pershing himself—often perceived as a harsh, humorless, and wooden leader—concealed inner agony from those around him: almost two years before the United States entered the war, Pershing suffered a personal tragedy so catastrophic that he almost went insane with grief and remained haunted by the loss for the rest of his life, as private and previously unpublished letters he wrote to family members now reveal. Before leaving for Europe, Pershing also had a passionate romance with George Patton’s sister, Anne. But once he was in France, Pershing fell madly in love with a young painter named Micheline Resco, whom he later married in secret. Woven throughout Pershing’s story are the experiences of a remarkable group of American men and women, both the famous and unheralded, including Harry Truman, Douglas Macarthur, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, Teddy Roosevelt, and his youngest son Quentin. The chorus of these voices, which begins with the first Americans who enlisted in the French Foreign Legion 1914 as well as those who flew with the Lafayette Escadrille, make the high stakes of this epic American saga piercingly real and demonstrates the war’s profound impact on the individuals who served—during and in the years after the conflict—with extraordinary humanity and emotional force.

A Soldier S Soldier by Jeffrey Grey

Title A Soldier s Soldier
Author Jeffrey Grey
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-10-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781107031272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the career of one of the most influential figures in Australia's military history.

Corps Commanders by Douglas E. Delaney

Title Corps Commanders
Author Douglas E. Delaney
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2012-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780774820929
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Corps Commanders examines how five strikingly dissimilar British and Canadian generals fought battles and fit into the British Empire armies of the Second World War. The three Canadians controlled British formations and served under British army commanders, and the two Britons worked for and led Canadians as well. Such inter-army adjustments were fairly simple because all Anglo-Canadian commanders and staffs spoke the military language of the Camberley and Quetta staff colleges. Gunners from Montreal understood guardsmen from London � no small advantage when coordinating coalition battles involving thousands of troops. Delaney's book offers invaluable insight into interoperability and how men animate armies in war.

Title We Were Soldiers Once and Young
Author Harold G. Moore
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2012-11-06
Category History
Total Pages 453
ISBN 9781453293591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

Title Soldiers of the Dragon
Author CJ Peers
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release Date 2006-06-27
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1846030986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The turbulent history of China has seen many dynastic struggles over the centuries, ever since the semi-nomadic tribes of ancient China were unified under the first emperor, Cheng. From the Great Wall to the terracotta army at Xian, monuments to China's many wars, and the men who fought them, litter the landscape. This book tells the incredible story of China's armies form the first documented civilization over 3,000 years ago to the outbreak of the first Opium War with Britain in the middle of the 19th century. Written by an acknowledged expert on Chinese armies, this volume offers details of their colourful uniforms and fascinating weaponry with colour and black and white photographs, artwork, maps and diagrams.

Soldiers Made Me Look Good by Lewis MacKenzie

Title Soldiers Made Me Look Good
Author Lewis MacKenzie
Publisher D & M Publishers
Release Date 2012-01-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1926706927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie has not stayed out of the spotlight but continues to speak his mind. In this straight-talking memoir, he traces his post-military career as an international commentator on military affairs, a consultant to the Irish government and a federal political candidate. In Soldiers Made Me Look Good he answers his critics, including journalist Carol Off for her criticism of his handling of the UN mission in Bosnia. In a hard-hitting chapter, he discusses his professional disagreement with the leadership priorities demonstrated by Roméo Dallaire in the early hours of the Rwandan genocide. He continues his story to the present, to “the first real litmus test for NATO”—Afghanistan. Divided into two parts—pre-1993, when MacKenzie calls himself a Cold War grunt, and post-1993, after his controversial stint in Bosnia—Soldiers Made Me Look Good is laced with anecdotes both funny and profound. It concludes with ten pointers on leadership, in which MacKenzie shares hard-earned insights from a life on the front lines.

A Soldier S General by John C. Oeffinger

Title A Soldier s General
Author John C. Oeffinger
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date 2003-04-03
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780807860472
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During his service in the Confederate army, Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served under and alongside such famous officers as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood. He played a significant role in some of the most crucial battles of the Civil War, including Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Despite this, no biography of McLaws or history of his division has ever been published. A Soldier's General gathers ninety-five letters written by McLaws to his family between 1858 and 1865, making these valuable resources available to a wide audience for the first time. The letters, painstakingly transcribed from McLaws's notoriously poor handwriting, contain a wealth of opinion and information about life and morale in the Confederate army, Civil War-era politics, the Southern press, and the impact of war on the Confederate home front. Among the fascinating threads the letters trace is the story of McLaws's fractured relationship with childhood friend Longstreet, who had McLaws relieved of command in 1863. John Oeffinger's extensive introduction sketches McLaws's life from his beginnings in Augusta, Georgia, through his early experiences in the U.S. Army, his marriage, his Civil War exploits, and his postwar years.

Title Soldiers of the Revolutionary War
Author Stuart Reid
Publisher Osprey Publishing Company
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1841766151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book combines Men-at-Arms 273:'General Washington's Army (1) 1775-75', Men-at-Arms 285:'King George's Army 1740-93 (1)', Men-at-Arms 289:'King George's Army 1740-93 (2)', Men-at-Arms 290:'General Washington's Army (2) 1778-83' and Men-at-arms 292:'King George's Army 1740-93 (3)'. This book examines in complete detail the uniforms and equipment used by the rival armies of George Washington and King George in the American Revolutionary War. General Washington's three armies, the New England Army, the Army of the United States and the forces of the Continental Congress obtained their clothing from a variety of sources, until the receipt of 25,000 uniforms imported from France in 1778 allowed the majority of Washington's men to be dressed in uniform brown and blue. This book looks into the methods whereby these uniforms were procured, as well as investigating the gradual standardisation of the dress and equipment of King George's army over the same period.

Montgomery by Trevor Royle

Title Montgomery
Author Trevor Royle
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2010-11-23
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780230112346
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bernard Law Montgomery was a dedicated battlefield tactician, though a controversial one. In North Africa in 1942, he commanded the Eighth Army to a great triumph against Rommel at El Alamein, which Churchill hailed as the beginning of the end of the war. During the planning stages for the invasion of Sicily, Montgomery proved himself to be a splendid organizer and a great believer in simplicity. But he was also known as a complicated man whose legacy remains tainted by his insensitive and boastful nature and desire for personal glory—all of which can have dangerous consequences on the battlefield. In the end, though, it was only due to Montgomery's influence that the weight of the Allied attack at Normandy was increased, and the Allied success of D-Day owes much to his far-sightedness. In the field, especially during the planning stages, he was at his best. An inspirational commander whose self-confidence was legendary, Montgomery's military life has proved to be a great lesson for leaders in the years since.

Title General Anders and the Soldiers of The Second Polish Corps
Author Harvey Sarner
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 313
ISBN STANFORD:36105073038221
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Manstein by Mungo Melvin

Title Manstein
Author Mungo Melvin
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2011-06-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9781429967495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Among students of military history, the genius of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein (1887–1973) is respected perhaps more than that of any other World War II soldier. He displayed his strategic brilliance in such campaigns as the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg of France, the sieges of Sevastopol, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, and the battles of Kharkov and Kursk. Manstein also stands as one of the war's most enigmatic and controversial figures. To some, he was a leading proponent of the Nazi regime and a symbol of the moral corruption of the Wehrmacht. Yet he also disobeyed Hitler, who dismissed his leading Field Marshal over this incident, and has been suspected by some of conspiring against the Führer. Sentenced to eighteen years by a British war tribunal at Hamburg in 1949, Manstein was released in 1953 and went on to advise the West German government in founding its new army within NATO. Military historian and strategist Mungo Melvin combines his research in German military archives and battlefield records with unprecedented access to family archives to get to the truth of Manstein's life and deliver this definitive biography of the man and his career.

Pershing by John Chadwell

Title Pershing
Author John Chadwell
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2012-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 412
ISBN 1477571345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A novelization of the true story of General John J. Pershing, the highest ranking officer in the history of the United States. The story follows Pershing from boyhood during the Civil War to West Point, duty on the plains with the famed 10th Cavalry and through his entire career until he led more than three million Americans during World War I.

Little Soldiers by Olga Kucherenko

Title Little Soldiers
Author Olga Kucherenko
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2011-01-13
Category History
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780191610998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Germany's war against the Soviet Union raised a small army of child soldiers. Thousands of those below the enlistment age served with regular and paramilitary formations, even though they were not formally mobilised or allowed at the front. For several decades after the war, these youngsters played an important part in Soviet remembrance culture, though their true experiences were obscured by the myth of the Great Patriotic War. Situated at the crossroads of social, cultural, and military history, Little Soldiers is the first to tell the story of the Soviet Union's child soldiers in a critical and systematic fashion. Focusing on the mechanisms and psychological consequences of propaganda on Soviet children, as well as their combat deployment, Kucherenko adopts a three-tier approach to writing the history of childhood: 'from above', 'from below', and 'from within'. A wide variety of new sources provide insight into young soldiers' combat motivations and the roles they played in the field, as well as their routine experiences and relationship with older comrades. Far from being victims, Soviet child soldiers emerge as independent social actors capable of making choices about their behaviour . Little Soldiers interconnects with matters of increasing importance: the role of propaganda in military conflicts, the totalization of warfare, child-soldiering, and social reflexivity.

Who Dares Wins by Pete Scholey

Title Who Dares Wins
Author Pete Scholey
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 184603311X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Special Air Service (SAS) is the toughest regiment in the British Army and is f�ted as the best Special Forces unit in the world. Members of the SAS live in a shadow world, unable to divulge their whereabouts or mission details, living a hard life of combat and secrets. This book brings to life the stories of 20 soldiers who were genuine heroes, although many were never recognised as such during their lives or even in death. Who Dares Wins contains former SAS soldier Pete Scholey's memories of some of those men. It is a book about soldiers who bravely fought for their country in extreme circumstances with no desire to be famous, f�ted or rewarded. Each chapter tells us about the life and combat stories of the men who, although capable of superhuman effort, were very much human beings. Some of the stories of Pete's heroes have never been heard before and certainly none of these dramatic tales of combat and life in the regiment have been told in such a touching and compelling manner.

What Soldiers Do by Mary Louise Roberts

Title What Soldiers Do
Author Mary Louise Roberts
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2014-04-15
Category History
Total Pages 351
ISBN 9780226923116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"What do soldiers do presents a devastating new perspective on the Greatest Generation and the liberation of France, one in which the US military used the lure of easy, sexually available French women to sell soldiers on the invasion, thus unleashing a 'tsunami of male lust' among the war-weary GIs. The resulting chaos-ranging from flagrant public sex with prostitutes to outright rape and rampant venereal disease-horrified the battered and demoralized French population and caused serious friction between the two nations at a crucial point as the war drew to a close."--Page 4 of cover.