David M. Shoup: A Warrior Against War

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 141 pages
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"David M. Shoup was an admired and decorated military hero. After having served stateside and in China during the 1920s and 1930s, Shoup quickly moved up the ranks at the outset of World War II. For his bravery and leadership in the victory at Tarawa in the Pacific, Shoup was awarded the Medal of Honor. Following the war, he continued his service, eventually being named Commandant of the Marine Corps. Yet, despite this clear dedication to his lifelong career in the armed services, Shoup became a fervent and outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. His very public opinions earned him the respect of protesters and the resentment of many fellow officers and friends." "Howard Jablon delves into the life of this Marine hero whose career intersected with critical junctures in U.S. foreign relations over five decades. As Jablon contrasts Shoup's service career and bravery in battle with his vehement anti-Vietnam protests, Jablon illuminates the paradoxes that make David M. Shoup such an intriguing figure."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Hoosier Plowboy
7
Marine in China
21
Tarawa
35
Line of Departure
51
Crackpot Realism
63
Rational Realism
75
Rathole
99
Dollar Crooked Fingers
113
Bibliographical Essay
119
Bibliography
123
Index
135
About the Author
141
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About the author (2005)

Howard Jablon is professor of history and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Purdue University North Central.

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