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The biographical dictionary of World War II generals and flag officers : the U.S. Armed Forces /
R. Manning Ancell with Christine M. Miller.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
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xii, 706 p.
ISBN
0313295468
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Appeared in Choice on 1996-10-01:
Compilers Ancell and Miller present almost 2,400 biographical entries that represent, they believe, 99 percent of US generals and flag officers of WW II. These nonevaluative profiles are presented in alphabetical order in six chapters: Army, Army Air Force, National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The sketch for each officer includes place and date of birth, education, military career from start to finish, decorations and awards, and, as applicable, date and place of death. Although official registers, wartime personnel lists, and archives were employed in the book's compilation and are acknowledged in the front of the book, these are not identified in individual entries, nor is any other bibliographic data provided either with entries or in appendixes. Two appendixes (state data and death notices) and an alphabetical index of all biographees conclude the work. Far narrower in focus than such titles as Martin Windrow and Francis K. Mason's Concise Dictionary of Military Biography (1991); John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft's Who's Who in Military History from 1453 to the Present Day (1976); or Trevor Dupuy, Curt Johnson, and David L. Bongard's Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (1992), this work will be of value in collections emphasizing history or biography of the US, the military, or WW II. M. J. Smith Jr. Tusculum College
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'œAn essential book of World War II buffs, military history readers and writers, wargamers, students, and researchers.'' Amazon.com Books
"An essential book of World War II buffs, military history readers and writers, wargamers, students, and researchers."- Amazon.com Books
'œ...[a] useful complement in public and academic libraries to the standard military biographical dictionaries.'' Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"...[a] useful complement in public and academic libraries to the standard military biographical dictionaries."- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
'œCompilers Ancell and Miller present almost 2,400 biographical entries that represent, they believe, 99 percent of US generals and flag officers of WW II...this work will be of value in collections emphasizing history or biography of the US, military, or WW II.'' Choice
"Compilers Ancell and Miller present almost 2,400 biographical entries that represent, they believe, 99 percent of US generals and flag officers of WW II...this work will be of value in collections emphasizing history or biography of the US, military, or WW II."- Choice
'œ...impressive.'' Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"...impressive."- Historical Journal of Massachusetts
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Summaries
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The enormous popularity of all aspects of World War II over the last half century has produced thousands of books but no single collection of biographies of American military and naval leaders during the war. This is the first definitive book containing biographical material on all of our country's generals and flag officers who served any active duty from December 7, 1941 to September 2, 1945. It includes general officers of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the National Guard, and the U.S. Marine Corps and flag officers of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to regular officers, it includes officers called to active duty from the Reserves, officers brought from retirement to temporary active duty, and officers promoted to high rank directly from civilian life. As the first and only definitive collection of all American generals and flag officers who served in World War II, the book will be a useful resource for both librarians and those interested in World War II.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
The United States Army
The United States Army Air Force National Guard of the United States
The United States Navy The United States Marine Corps
The United States Coast Guard
Summary of Birthplaces and Birthdates
Officers Who Died During World War II
Index
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