General Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of the Pacific War Modern War Studies

General Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of the Pacific War Modern War Studies☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ General Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of the Pacific War Modern War Studies By Kevin C. Holzimmer ✩ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk He made his name in the jungles of the Pacific theater was featured on the cover of Time magazine was tapped by Douglas MacArthur to lead the invasion of Japan and made crucial contributions to the ar He made his name in the jungles Krueger Unsung PDF/EPUB Â of the Pacific theater was featured on the cover of Time magazine was tapped by Douglas MacArthur to lead the General Walter PDF or invasion of Japan and made crucial contributions to the army's tactical and operational doctrine Yet General Walter Krueger is still one of the least known army commanders of Walter Krueger Unsung ePUB ↠ World War II Kevin Holzimmer's book resurrects the brilliant career of this great military leader while deepening our understanding of the Pacific WarAs head of the Sixth US Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of PDF/EPUB ² Army Krueger exemplified the art of command at the operational level of war and played a pivotal role in the defeat of Japan that until now has not been fully recognized To the public he was a mystery man and his abrasive personality may have sometimes caused problems for MacArthur but his commander credited him as swift and sure in attack tenacious and determined in defense modest and restrained in victory And although Krueger left no diaries or memoirs and stubbornly refused to record many of his personal views Kevin Holzimmer has mined military archives on Krueger and his Sixth Army to produce a compelling biography that finally acknowledges his importanceHolzimmer first analyzes the experiences of Krueger's prewar career testing the triangular infantry division in the late s serving in the War Plans Division and participating in peacetime maneuvers This training prepared him for the challenges of command in the Pacific where he successfully forged and led a large combined arms effort Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of PDF/EPUB ² that effectively integrated infantry armor artillery naval and air forces Holzimmer then details Krueger's remarkable leadership in the military campaigns against the Japanese By placing Krueger's philosophy of command within the context of evolving military doctrine Holzimmer shows how he produced tough victories against a determined enemy in an enormously difficult war zoneUnlike some overly cautious commanders of the war Krueger was aggressive when the situated dictated and even MacArthur admitted that history has not given him due credit for his greatness By showing how he breathed life into Pacific war strategy and made sure it was executed successfully this book gives him that credit and fills a glaring gap in American military history. As you expect from the Modern War Studies series a solid biography of an essential figure As with many biographies it is handicapped by the reticence of the focal figure Krueger didn't keep a personal journal and his correspondence with his wife was destroyed Just as the Southwest Pacific theater is either ignored or overshadowed by MacArthur Krueger hasn't had sufficient attention paid to him While his wartime command of the Eighth Army was important a good argument can be made that his role in training first the Second Division and then the Third Army in the run up to American entry to World War Two would pay benefit This volume did result in increasing my skepticism concerning MacArthur's ability I'm uncertain that Krueger himself would necessarily be in accord with this though he likely was never classifiable as a MacArthur fanboy

General Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of the Pacific War
  • Hardcover
  • 329 pages
  • General Walter Krueger Unsung Hero of the Pacific War Modern War Studies
  • Kevin C. Holzimmer
  • English
  • 14 July 2016
  • 9780700615001