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Description - American Generalship by Edgar F. Puryear

This stimulating book asks key questions about the twentieth century's leading American generals and, by analysing their character and personality, outlines the qualities which went into making officers such as Patton, Eisenhower and Schwarzkopf distinctive and successful in combat. Based on frank discussions and interviews with American generals and their staffs, and a detailed analytical study of official records and personal recollections, American Generalship pinpoints how well each particular general responded to the demands of war in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. Edgar Puryear examines how each commander stood up to the heavy responsibility of command, overcame the rigours of campaign and performed on the field of battle. He concludes that, despite different techniques and conditions, outstanding American generals all had 'character' in common and shone because of their personal qualities and strength of personality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780891417705
ISBN-10: 0891417702
Format: Paperback
(131mm x 208mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Presidio Press
Publisher: Presidio Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edgar F. Puryear

Dr Edgar F. Puryear is a recognised authority on military history and the theory of strategy and command. He is the author of a number of articles on twentieth-century American history.