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Wedemeyer: The Strategist Behind America's Victory in World War II, and the Prophet of Its Geopolitical Failure in Asia

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Like many heroes of the Second World War, General Albert C. Wedemeyer's career has been largely overshadowed by such well-known figures as Marshall, Patton, Montgomery, and Bradley. Wedemeyer's legacy as the main planner of the D-Day invasion is almost completely forgotten today, eclipsed by politics and the capriciousness of human nature.

Yet during America’s preparation f
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 19th 2012 by Casemate
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Jimmie Kepler
Jan 01, 2013 Jimmie Kepler rated it it was amazing
General Albert C. Wedemeyer: America's Unsung Strategist in World War II by John McLaughlin. Be there no doubt, the author is a fan of General Albert C. Wedemeyer. The book is a statement of admiration for the general. This is not bad. I am very knowledgeable in military history as a historian by education and a former US Army officer. This book made me aware of a large gap in my knowledge. Yes, I had heard of General Wedemeyer. I was aware of his leadership in China. No, I had no idea he was ...more
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I was severely disappointed in this book. It was obvious the author had an agenda and was proselytizing, not laying out historical evidence of a well-reasoned argument. The continual re-hashing of points and typographical/factual errors (at the end of the book, within a paragraph of each other, the author gives two different dates for Wedemeyer's death, for instance) was another example of the amateurish nature of this work.
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John J. McLaughlin is a graduate of Seton Hall University of Law and later received his doctorate in history from Drew University in 2008, writing his dissertation on General Albert C. Wedemeyer. He is the founder and moderator of the New Jersey World War II Book Club, which sponsors monthly lectures by authors and historians. McLaughlin has written and lectured extensively on subjects related to ...more
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