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Acknowledgments I owe my appreciation to Steve Wrinn, who encouraged me to publish this book, and to Allison Webster and Iris A. Law at the University Press of Kentucky, and Derik Shelor, the diligent copy editor of my manuscript, who helped make it publishable. In researching my articles and books, I have greatly depended on teachers and archivists as well as on the interviews and correspondence I have had with many who took part in the events that I wrote about. I prepared questions that were relevant to their experiences and was impressed that virtually all had good memories. Some I interviewed more than once, and over the years a few became close friends. Thomas D. Clark was an excellent teacher and, despite the fact that he was not a military historian, approved of my doctoral dissertation choice of Peyton C. March. Forrest Pogue, the biographer of George C. Marshall, tutored me in military history, and he and Clark inspired and encouraged me. When I began my research in relevant manuscript collections in the Library of Congress, I met with Gerhard Weinberg, whom I knew when he taught at the University of Kentucky. I told him of my effort in the Library of Congress and he responded with superb advice that I should do much of my research in the National Archives. During the early years I researched there, Garry Ryan located relevant material for me. Later, Tim Nenninger, one of my doctoral students, located military records for me for over forty years. Their knowledge of records enabled me to spend fewer months in Washington. For many years, graduate students at the University of Wisconsin– Madison helped me in my research and indexing. Among them were Dick Kohn, Marvin Fletcher, Joe Glatthaar, Jerry Cooper, Ed Raines, and Paul Jacobsmeyer. I learned as much from them and their colleagues as they learned from me. After I began my research on The War to End All Wars, I became acquainted with General Charles L. Bolté and Mrs. Adelaide Poore Bolté. This developed into a lifelong friendship. The daughter of 194 Acknowledgments Major General Benjamin A. Poore, Mrs. Bolté was born and grew up in the army. General Bolté fought and was wounded in World War I, commanded a division in World War II, and retired as a four star general. Their sons, Phil and David, remain good friends. When I began interviewing, I asked Colonel George Hinman, the librarian at the Army-Navy Club, about officers with whom I should talk. He gave me some names and, for more than twenty years, I visited him when I came to Washington. Later, I became acquainted with Brigadier General Noel Parrish, who trained the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, when we met at the military history symposiums at the Air Force Academy. His interview and the manuscript of his autobiography are valuable contributions to The Regulars. During our marriage, Anne has cared for our children and the household when I was away doing research or at home writing articles and books. She went above and beyond when she read aloud word for word the prepublication copy of The Regulars while I read my copy. She has listened to my problems and given good advice. I appreciate very much what she has done over the years and consider myself a very fortunate man. ...


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