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Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr.

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“Painstakingly researched and crafted, Larry Berman’s Zumwalt is a compelling and rich portrait of one of the nation’s great patriots.”
—Walter Anderson, former editor and CEO of Parade

Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Harper
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Urey Patrick
Zumwalt was interesting, admirable and his time as CNO was necessary for the Navy to successfully evolve into a modern all-volunteer force. Yet the book reads more like a eulogy than a biography... the author refers to Zumwalt throughout by his nickname "Bud", a degree of warm familiarity that I find somewhat off-putting for a biography. Apparently, in the author's view Zumwalt was a paragon of military, personal and social virtues far ahead of his time -- and those who opposed him or disagreed ...more
Aug 05, 2013 Yokosuka14 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was a deeply disappointing book. I read it because I have a deep respect for many of the fundamentally necessary changes made by Zumwalt while he led the Navy. Unfortunately, after finishing the book, my opinion of Zumwalt actually decreased.
A large part of my opinion is due to the author's style. Mr. Berman obviously idolizes Zumwalt and I don't believe that there was a single criticism of Zumwalt in the entire book. Compounding this, everyone who ever disagreed with Zumwalt is depicted
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