A comprehensive collection of biographies of the most prominent military leaders in American history.
Throughout American history, vivid tales of valor and determination have emerged from the ranks of our nation's military forces. This two volume reference work presents outstanding generals, admirals, sergeants, privates, fighter aces, and frigate and submarine captains who were key figures in creating our military history.
American Military Leaders contains over 400 A–Z biographies of individuals such as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended hundreds of years of tradition by allowing women to serve on Navy ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose rules of clandestine warfare are still followed by the U.S. Special Forces.
Coverage centers on the outstanding generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, doctors, and nurses who make up America's military history. This volume presents their backgrounds, contributions, and significance to America's fortunes in war. This title also cites works for further research, includes a list of leaders organized by their military titles, and a comprehensive index.
• 422 A–Z biographies highlight each individual's background, contributions, and significance to America's fortunes in war
• Cites works for further research and includes a list of leaders organized by their military titles