In the Shadows of Victory II: America's Forgotten Military Leaders The Spanish-American War To World War II
- Global History, Best of 2017
U.S. military history is replete with examples of commanders whose singular leadership has been largely forgotten. These are the stories of 20 such leaders during the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the two world wars.
In addition to unsung commanders overshadowed by more famous peers, here are figures associated with a specific war-World War I general John J. Pershing, for example-who also rendered exemplary service during a different conflict (in Pershing's case, the Philippine Insurrection). Of special interest are profiles of the World War I services of such World War II heroes as Eisenhower, Marshall, Patton, and Bradley.
In the Shadows of Victory II fills in a wealth of vital gaps in our military history.
Praise for the first volume
"A welcome addition to popular writing on military history...both informative and a pleasure to read. The individual narratives are well structured, carefully researched and nicely written....an excellent book, well worth reading."-Raymond E. Franck Brig Gen, USAF Retired
"A valuable addition to the history of American military leaders because of its viewpoint. I highly recommend this book."-Michael F. Dilley, author of Behind The Lines: A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II
"On the whole he's made some excellent picks. The men are grouped according to their wars. For each officer Phillips gives us a discussion of his services in the war, and then a ‘Before and After' look at his life, which helps set them into the framework of America in its first century."-NYMAS Review
About the Author
During 36 years in the military, Tom Phillips led an isolated unit through a terrorist episode, ran a think tank for the Commander-in-Chief Strategic Air Command, served as the Director of the Air Force Personnel Readiness Center during Operation Desert Storm, and led some of the first American troops into Sarajevo.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 30, 2017|