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The Resource The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II, Winston Groom

The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II, Winston Groom

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The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II
Title
The generals
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Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II
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Winston Groom
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eng
Summary
Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall-from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest achievement: leading the allies to victory in World War II.These three remarkable men-of-arms, who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II, redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the postwar years.Virginian George Marshall led his class at the Virginia Military Institute to become the principal planner of the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, the greatest American operation, which ended the conflict. Afterward, he rose to become the Army's chief of staff, where he balanced the volatility of generals such as Patton and MacArthur for the good of the country. Like Marshall, George Patton, who is remembered as one of the most heroic and controversial generals in American history, overcame early academic difficulties to graduate at the top of his class at West Point. He would build and command the Army's burgeoning tank division, lead the successful invasion of North Africa during World War II, and die under mysterious circumstances in 1945. Douglas MacArthur also graduated at the top of his West Point class and became known as the "bravest man in the US Army" during the First World War, where he was commissioned as the youngest general in the armed forces. He commanded in the Pacific in World War II, where his strategy famously defeated the Empire of Japan.Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, The Generals is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors
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BLACP
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1944-
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Groom, Winston
Dewey number
940.54/12730922
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LC call number
D736
LC item number
.G69 2015ab
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  • biography
  • history
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Read by Robertson Dean
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Dean, Robertson
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  • Patton, George S.
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Generals
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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general
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The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II, Winston Groom
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1644354
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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13 audio discs (16 hr., 2 min.)
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9781504635875
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  • (OCoLC)919966156
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Label
The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II, Winston Groom
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1644354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (16 hr., 2 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504635875
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbj8t
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504635875
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1644354
  • (Sirsi) 1644354
  • (OCoLC)919966156
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
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