A mild mannered man, General Bradley created the impression less of a soldier than of a teacher, which he was during much of his early career in the Army. He earned a reputation as an eminent tactician and rose through the ranks to become a five-star general.
Cosa pensando gli ascoltatori di Bradley
- Lady Pamela
The book just ended....
Axelrod creates an excellent picture of a soldier's general. A leader passionate about his men. Knew that! War correspondent Ernie Pyle gave him that nickname. The book is a lot about his early life ,USMA '15 as well as middle life between WWI and WWII. Then, he finally gets a command and it's the middle of WWII. The book spins a lot of wheels around his commands and movement between confusing Army commands in WWII. For example, what's an Army Group? It's a group of Armies. i though that the US Army is an Army? Not so. Anyway, confusing to us non Army folks. At the end, author spent very little time, a sentence or two about his post WWII time, as the VA chief, first NATO General and the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs--two significant achievements glossed over. No words at all about his retirement. The book just ended.
This is a typical well researched paper that does a very food job of pointing out the importance of the man Bradley. I enjoyed it very much but as I listened to it I wanted the author to give me more details about the conflicts that existed between the allied Generals, ie Patton, Ike Montgmery. The author does a very nice job of taking us through Bradleys career and brings out many points that are not generally known about the man. Well written and interesting, I recommend it to young military officers and NCO's, here is a man that can be a model for excellent leadership.
Great picture created
This book creates an excellent picture of a soldier's general. A leader passionate about his men. Not a brilliant tactician or with a feel for war like Patton, but an intelligent and talented general.
Another Great General
I liked the Patton biography as well, and hope the author continues this series with Eisenhower, McArther, and others.