American Military Leaders: From Colonial Times to the by John C. Fredriksen

By John C. Fredriksen

American army Leaders includes over four hundred A-Z biographies of people equivalent to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended 1000s of years of culture through permitting ladies to serve on army ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose ideas of clandestine war are nonetheless via the U.S. specified Forces.Coverage facilities at the remarkable generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army heritage. This quantity offers their backgrounds, contributions, and importance to America's fortunes in struggle. This name additionally cites works for extra examine, contains a checklist of leaders equipped by way of their army titles, and a accomplished index.

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