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By John C. Fredriksen

American army Leaders comprises over four hundred A-Z biographies of people similar to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended hundreds of thousands of years of culture via permitting girls to serve on army ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose principles of clandestine war are nonetheless through the U.S. specified Forces.Coverage facilities at the striking generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army background. This quantity offers their backgrounds, contributions, and importance to America's fortunes in conflict. This name additionally cites works for extra study, incorporates a record of leaders prepared through their army titles, and a entire index.

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