Old Glory Stories: American Combat Leadership in World War II

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - History - 345 pages
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Rather than a history of battles and campaigns, this book is an analysis of leadership in combat over three continents and across two oceans. It looks at how soldiers react in war - how sergeants, lieutenants, captains, and generals direct soldiers in the most intense of all human dramas.
  

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Contents

Prologue
1
MacArthur Eisenhower and Stilwell
9
Forgotten Warriors
55
A Formidable Array of Warriors
74
Interlopers
95
Restoring
113
The Stuff of Instant Legends
132
Paul Tibbets of the Army Air Forces
153
Vernon J Baker and
210
Lyle J Bouck and the Battle of the Bulge
228
Dick Winters and the Men of Easy Company
246
Charity Adams Earley and
265
The Saga of Audie Murphy
283
Epilogue
301
Notes
307
Bibliography
329

The Epic Tale of Joe Dawson
173
Len Lomell and
192

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Major Dick Winters took over command of Easy Company, an elite airborne unit, when its commander was killed after parachuting into France on D-Day. Winters continued to lead the outfit now immortalized as the Band of Brothers during the liberation of Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Col. Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army (Ret.), the author of five books, is an Army veteran, military historian, and the president of his own leadership consulting firm.

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