Beetle : the life of general Walter Bedell Smith / D.K.R. Crosswell.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American warriors (Lexington, Ky.): Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 1070 pages) : maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813126500; 0813126509; 9780813140025; 0813140021.Subject(s): Generals -- United States -- Biography | Statesmen -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Beetle.DDC classification: 355.0092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 1045-1052) and index.
Epilogue as prologue : soldier, diplomat, spymaster. Soldier turned diplomat ; Expecting the worse ; Dulles's number two ; The Geneva Conference ; "Ike's prat boy" -- Officership in the army of the "long generation," 1917-1939. Born to be a soldier ; The summons to war ; "They don't make 'em any better than Smith" ; "Expunge the bunk, complications, and ponderosities" ; The other class stars fell on ; "No one ever graduates" -- The towering figure : George C. Marshall. The chief's apprentice ; Forging the mold ; "Exceptionally qualified for service as Chief of Staff" -- The Mediterranean campaign. "Smith will save Ike" ; "We are on the threshold of a magnificent success" ; "Thank God you are in London" ; "We shall continue to flounder" ; "Allies are very difficult people to fight with" ; The many travails of an Allied Chief of Staff ; The road to Messina ; The Italian job ; "A feeling of restrained optimism" ; "We conduct our wars in a most curious way" -- France 1944. The Supreme Command ; "Enough to drive you mad" ; "It's go" ; Normandy deadlock ; What has the Supreme Command amounted to? ; End the War in '44 ; "The logistical bottleneck now dictates strategy" ; Après le déluge -- The victory campaign. One desperate blow ; Déjà vu all over again ; The German is a whipped enemy ; Mission fulfilled -- Appendixes. Marshall's reorganized War Department General Staff ; AFHQ command and staff structure ; SHAEF command and staff structure.
The first full biography of Smith, a fascinating American soldier and diplomat who began his career in 1911 as a private in the Indiana National Guard, and retired as a four-star general.
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