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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
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ebook, 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
Phrodrick
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
couple items of naval lore than I will review Larry Berman's biography of Adm. Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt Junior. My review will come in two parts the book as biography and a discussion of of the career of Adm. Zumwalt.

Since probably forever, any major change in the Navy has produced the old timers claim to be members of "The Old Navy" and therefore superior to the new kids. In the United States Navy the original Old Navy were those who came into the fleet before the existence of the Naval Academy. As
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Yokosuka14
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
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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