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ix Contents List of Maps xi Acknowledgments xiii Abbreviations xvii Chronology xxi Prologue: The 1913 Army-­ Navy Baseball Game xxv Introduction 3 Part I: Becoming a Commander Chapter 1 Itinerant Farmer from Little Dixie 21 Chapter 2 “The most democratic school in the United States” 33 Chapter 3 Mastering the Profession of Arms 49 Chapter 4 Learning “to walk, to crawl, to run” 87 Chapter 5 The Strong Right Arm 121 Part II: The Liberation of Europe Chapter 6 “Much the greatest thing we have ever attempted” 151 Chapter 7 COBRA Sprouts Wings 203 Chapter 8 “The greatest war machine in the history of American arms” 233 Chapter 9 Staking All on One Card 269 Chapter 10 The Rhine and Victory 315 x Contents Part III: Shaper of the Post-­ War World Chapter 11 The Veterans Administration: “Infiltration and encirclement as practiced in Washington” 331 Chapter 12 “The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy” 359 Notes 391 Glossary 435 Bibliography 437 Index 451 ...

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ISBN
9780826273925
Related ISBN
9780826221360
MARC Record
OCLC
1002300081
Pages
490
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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