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American Military Leaders : From Colonial Times to the Present

By: Fredriksen, John C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2002Description: 1 online resource (944 p.).ISBN: 9781576074695.Subject(s): Indians of North America | United States - Armed Forces - Biography - Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Military Leaders : From Colonial Times to the PresentDDC classification: 355.331092273 | 355/.0092/273 B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preliminaries; Contents; List of American Military Leaders; Preface; Volume I, A-L; Volume II, M-Z; List of Leaders by Title; Index
Summary: "Prominent men and women of the military are the scope of this reference work. Coverage includes the most famous of leaders such as Grant, Patton, and Schwarzkopf; but what makes the source so outstanding is its inclusion of forgotten leaders such as Native American Stand Watie, aviator Jackie Cochran, and army educator Alden Partridge. Biographies
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Preliminaries; Contents; List of American Military Leaders; Preface; Volume I, A-L; Volume II, M-Z; List of Leaders by Title; Index

"Prominent men and women of the military are the scope of this reference work. Coverage includes the most famous of leaders such as Grant, Patton, and Schwarzkopf; but what makes the source so outstanding is its inclusion of forgotten leaders such as Native American Stand Watie, aviator Jackie Cochran, and army educator Alden Partridge. Biographies

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Gr 9 Up-The history of the U.S. is filled with colorful military leaders from George Washington and Deborah Sampson to Sitting Bull and Douglas MacArthur. It is a history of cunning and reckless heroism, vicious brutality, and uncommon and tender sentimentality, and as such it makes compelling reading. Organized alphabetically, this set brings together many of the names from our "impressive martial traditions" and tells their stories in readable and straightforward prose. Each entry begins with a paragraph summarizing the importance of the individual, followed by a brief biography (two-to-six pages), and concludes with a short bibliography. The subjects cover figures from our Colonial beginnings up to Generals Westmoreland, Schwarzkopf, and Powell. About half of the articles include a black-and-white portrait of the subject. Fredriksen includes a five-page list of leaders by military title. Full of information on the personal, political, and military lives of some of the most revered names from our past, and the interesting tales of some lesser-known individuals, this set will be useful for students writing reports and enjoyed by those with a passion for war stories.-Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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