Bradley (Great Generals)
Dubbed by the World War II press as "The G.I. General" because of his close identification with his men, Omar Bradley rose to command the largest exclusively American field command in U.S. history during the European Campaign. Alan Axelrod applies his signature insight and compelling prose to the life, strategy and legacy of the general who remains the model for all comma
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2007)
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For all of the WWII movies and books that I've read, there has been relatively little about General Omar Bradley. So, I thought this would be a good chance to learn his story and how he effected the outcome of WWII. My expectations were that this would be a deep biography of Bradley; I was disappointed in this it was a relatively high-level story of his major accomplishments. My lesson, if you want a biography, read a biography. Still I can tell you that I did learn about about Bradley that I di...more
Stereotypical military history too focused on what army went where and not on what Bradley was doing, thinking, and feeling. Could only loosely be described as biographical. Also not enough attention devoted to his role in the early Cold War.