Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins From Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe

Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins From Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe
Author: H. Paul Jeffers
Language English
Pages: 352
ISBN10: 0451229835
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
ISBN13: 9780451229830
Published: May 4th 2010 by NAL

"The crux of the fighting was the place I headed for." -General J. Lawton Collins Known as "the GI's general" and "Lightning Joe," General J. Lawton Collins played no than a global part in the Allied victory of World War II. Here, for the first time, is the story of an American hero and patriot- a man who earned the admiration of the grunts with whom he shared foxholes and the respect of the highest-ranking generals. Collins was a true leader of men with his iron-clad devotion to duty, his genuine concern for those under his command, and his seemingly unending drive to defend his nation against all enemies-no matter where the fight took him...