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The Resource A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II, by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells

A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II, by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells

Label
A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II
Title
A time for giants
Title remainder
politics of the American high command in World War II
Statement of responsibility
by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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James, D. Clayton
Dewey number
940.54/0973
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D773
LC item number
.J36 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wells, Anne Sharp
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Generals
  • Admirals
  • Command of troops
Label
A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II, by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-305) and index
Contents
ch. 1. Preparing for wartime commands: The top echelon. The less troubleson maverick : Arnold. Pershing's most valuable protégé : Marshall -- ch. 2. Adjusting to coalition warfare: Allied commands. Master of new dimensions in naval warfare : King. The President's admiral : Leahy -- ch. 3. Crisis in command: The survivors and the replacements (December 1941-May 1942). From uninvited guest to host : MacArthur. A calm, confident leader comes to Pearl Harbor : Nimitz -- ch. 4. Troubled beginnings in Britain and Africa: The command search (Europe, May 1942-May 1943). At ease with Marshall and Churchill : Eisenhower. Commited to strategic air power : Spaatz -- ch. 5. Interservice difficulties in the war against Japan: Commanders for the early counteroffensives (Pacific, May 1942-May 1943). Known for "tenacity, courage, and resourcefulness" : Vandegrift. Assigned "the toughest job of any of our generals" : Stilwell -- ch. 6. Mediterranean troubles and Normandy worries: Command challenges and changes (Europe, May 1943-June 1944). A controversial "American eagle" : Clark. Point man for Arnold and Spaatz : Eaker -- ch. 7. Mounting the dual advance toward Tokyo: Midwar leadership (Pacific, May 1943-June 1944). The impulsive, swashbuckling "sailor's admiral" : Halsey. Well suited to be MacArthur's air commander : Kenney -- ch. 8. Leading the final campaigns against Germany: From Normandy to the Elbe (Europe, June 1944-May 1945). Ike's "master tactician" : Bradley. The American commander whom the Germans feared the most : Patton -- ch. 9. The last fifteen months of the Pacific war: From Biak to Saipan to Tokyo Bay (Pacific, June 1944-September 1945). Amphibious expert and volatile Marine loyalist : Smith. Cool, careful, cunning : Spruance -- ch. 10. Politics?
Control code
ocm16095119
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 317 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780531150467
Lccn
87016041
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 369314
  • (OCoLC)16095119
Label
A time for giants : politics of the American high command in World War II, by D. Clayton James with Anne Sharp Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-305) and index
Contents
ch. 1. Preparing for wartime commands: The top echelon. The less troubleson maverick : Arnold. Pershing's most valuable protégé : Marshall -- ch. 2. Adjusting to coalition warfare: Allied commands. Master of new dimensions in naval warfare : King. The President's admiral : Leahy -- ch. 3. Crisis in command: The survivors and the replacements (December 1941-May 1942). From uninvited guest to host : MacArthur. A calm, confident leader comes to Pearl Harbor : Nimitz -- ch. 4. Troubled beginnings in Britain and Africa: The command search (Europe, May 1942-May 1943). At ease with Marshall and Churchill : Eisenhower. Commited to strategic air power : Spaatz -- ch. 5. Interservice difficulties in the war against Japan: Commanders for the early counteroffensives (Pacific, May 1942-May 1943). Known for "tenacity, courage, and resourcefulness" : Vandegrift. Assigned "the toughest job of any of our generals" : Stilwell -- ch. 6. Mediterranean troubles and Normandy worries: Command challenges and changes (Europe, May 1943-June 1944). A controversial "American eagle" : Clark. Point man for Arnold and Spaatz : Eaker -- ch. 7. Mounting the dual advance toward Tokyo: Midwar leadership (Pacific, May 1943-June 1944). The impulsive, swashbuckling "sailor's admiral" : Halsey. Well suited to be MacArthur's air commander : Kenney -- ch. 8. Leading the final campaigns against Germany: From Normandy to the Elbe (Europe, June 1944-May 1945). Ike's "master tactician" : Bradley. The American commander whom the Germans feared the most : Patton -- ch. 9. The last fifteen months of the Pacific war: From Biak to Saipan to Tokyo Bay (Pacific, June 1944-September 1945). Amphibious expert and volatile Marine loyalist : Smith. Cool, careful, cunning : Spruance -- ch. 10. Politics?
Control code
ocm16095119
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 317 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780531150467
Lccn
87016041
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 369314
  • (OCoLC)16095119

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