US Commanders of World War II
Army and USAAF Pt.1
By (author) James R. Arnold
Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic
By (author) Robert Hargis
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US Commanders of World War II by James R. Arnold
Book DescriptionTo be a successful commander requires experience, character, tenacity and boldness: the ability to establish a good rapport with both your staff and your men is also vital. The real test comes in combat though, where a large proportion of luck is involved - the luck to be in the right place at the right time - and lasting reputations can be formed in a very brief and frenetic period. The key US commanders of World War II were subject to (and often gratuitously fostered) the projection of their 'characters', exploiting the growing power of the media. This title examines the careers, personalities and fortunes of the key US Army and Air Force commanders of World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841764740
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In the ORDER OF BATTLE series, an illustrated account of the organization, historical background and performance of each unit of the Army of Northern Virginia that fought for the Confederates at Gettysburg. It is intended as a companion volume to GETTYSBURG 1 JULY: ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, in the same series and by the same authors.
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Author Biography - James R. Arnold
James R. Arnold is an established author who has contributed to numerous military publications. He has many published books to his credit, covering topics such as the Napoleonic campaigns and the battles and armies of the American Civil War. James lives in Virginia, USA. Robert Philip Hargis was born December 7 1959, and gained his BA in History from California State University San Bernadino. A militaria collector for over 25 years, he also has a close involvement in living history presentations. He is married with two children, and lives in California. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he now works as a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914-45. He has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century
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