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391 Notes Prologue 1. Red Reeder, Omar Nelson Bradley: The Soldier’s General, 26. 2. Red Smith, “Omar Bradley, Soldier and Athlete,” New York Times, April 17, 1981. 3. Red Reeder, “Omar N. Bradley, Athlete,” 23. This account of the 1913 Army-­ Navy Baseball Game draws from Bradley’s personal memoir, “Things I Remember”; the Charles K. Hanson Interviews, especially 2 December 1974; and Kitty Buhler’s Interviews . “Red” Reeder, Bradley’s student and friend, the US 12th Infantry Regimental commander who lost a leg in Normandy, was an authority on West Point athletics. His book for young adults, Omar Nelson Bradley: The Soldier’s General, was reviewed for accuracy by Bradley. See also Red Reeder, “Athlete”; Red Reeder, Heroes and Leaders of West Point, 49–51; “West Point Has Frolic with NYU,” New York Times, 29 March 1913; Red Smith, “Omar Bradley: Soldier and Athlete,” New York Times, 17 April 1981; D. E. Halpin, ed., “General of the Army Omar N. Bradley”; Omar N. Bradley, A General’s Life (cited as Bradley, AGL), 33–34, 679n; John S. D. Eisenhower, Soldiers and Statesmen : Reflections on Leadership, 115; Drew Middleton, “Military Hero: Army Nine’s Captain Injured,” New York Times, 29 May 1913; Howitzer (1915), available at West Point Digital Collections; “Francis Dunigan,” Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point (Saginaw: Seaman and Peters, 1922), 61–62; A. J. Liebling, “Five-­ Star Schoolmaster II,” 57. 4. Don Marsh, phone conversation with the author, 11 September 2015. 5. All quotations from Reeder, Soldier’s General, 31, 32. Introduction 1. The epigraph is from Omar Bradley, Infantry School Quarterly (April 1953): 80, quoted in Selected Quotations. 2. Boris Sokolov, Marshall K. K. Rokossovsky: The Red Army’s Gentleman Commander (Solihull: Helion, 2015), 493. 3. Fletcher Pratt, “Omar Bradley: Tactician of the West,” 297–355. 392 Notes 4. Chester B. Hansen, “Drafts—­ A Soldier’s Story,” box 40, Chester B. Hansen Papers (USAHEC); Chester B. Hansen, “Official Papers—­ Report, Veteran’s Administration, 15 August 1946,” box 11, Chester B. Hansen Papers (USAHEC). The Chester B. Hansen Collection contains extensive manuscript material related to the proposed final chapter of Bradley’s first memoir, which was tentatively titled “Looking Ahead.” None of the material was included in Bradley’s memoir A Soldier’s Story (hereafter cited as Bradley, SS). 5. Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, Making Patton: A Classic War Film’s Journey to the Silver Screen (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012), 258. 6. Listed in order of appointment, they were Adm. William Leahy, Gen. George Marshall, Adm. Ernest King, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Adm. Chester Nimitz, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, Gen. Henry Arnold, Adm. William Halsey, and Gen. Omar Bradley. Arlington National Cemetery website at /Explore/Notable-­Graves/Prominent-­Military-­Figures/Five-­Star-­Officers/. 7. Eisenhower, Soldiers and Statesmen, 115. 8. Alan C. Aimone, “Bradley, Omar Nelson, Cadets and Graduates from the Post Civil War Era through the End of World War I” (West Point Special Collections, US Military Academy Library, 2002; hereafter WPSC), 23–24; “Great Warrior Leader/ Thinkers: Omar N. Bradley, 1893–1981,” Air University website at .mil/au/aul/bibs/great/brad.htm/; “A Working Bibliography of MHI Sources,” US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA, website at http://www.cdm16635.con 9. World War II historian G. Patrick Murray in a personal email to the author in 2012 remarked that “it contains more lies than any memoir I have ever read.” 10. Elbridge Colby, “Review: A Soldier’s Story,” Military Affairs (September 1951): 166–67; Harry L. Coles, “Review: A General’s Life,” Military Affairs (April 1984): 87; Gaddis Smith, “Review: A General’s Life,” Foreign Affairs (Summer 1983). 11. Drew Middleton, “Review: The Soldier’s General,” New York Times Book Review, 20 February 1983. 12. “The War America Fought: The Personal Story of General of the Army Omar N. Bradley,” Life Magazine (9 March 1951): 34. Adrian R. Lewis, Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory (Charlotte: University of North Carolina Press, 2001), 161. Ernie Pyle’s original undated typewritten copy for his series is in folder 4, “Printed Materials, Articles on General Omar N. Bradley, written by an unidentified news correspondent in Sicily, ca. 1943,” Box 46. 13. David Nichols, ed., Ernie’s War: The Best of Ernie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986), at /erniepyle...


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