American Military Leaders: From Colonial Times to the by John C. Fredriksen

By John C. Fredriksen

American army Leaders comprises over four hundred A-Z biographies of people reminiscent of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended hundreds of thousands of years of culture by means of permitting ladies to serve on military ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose ideas of clandestine conflict are nonetheless by way of the U.S. precise Forces.Coverage facilities at the notable generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army historical past. This quantity provides their backgrounds, contributions, and value to America's fortunes in warfare. This name additionally cites works for additional learn, incorporates a record of leaders equipped via their army titles, and a complete index.

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