Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life (American Warriors Series) by James Scott Wheeler,Rick Atkinson

By James Scott Wheeler,Rick Atkinson

General Jacob L. "Jake" Devers (1897--1979) was once one in all basically officials -- the opposite used to be Omar C. Bradley -- to command a military team throughout the decisive campaigns of 1944--1945 that liberated Europe and ended the struggle with Nazi Germany. After the struggle, Devers led the military floor Forces within the usa and at last retired in 1949 after 40 years of provider. regardless of really good successes at the battlefield, normal George C. Marshall's "dependable guy" is still probably the most underrated and missed figures of his generation.

In this definitive biography, James Scott Wheeler gives you a groundbreaking reassessment of the yank commander whose contributions to victory in Europe are crowned in simple terms via common Dwight D. Eisenhower's. Wheeler's exhaustively researched chronicle of Devers's existence and profession finds a pacesetter who validated a unprecedented skill to chop via crimson tape and remedy complicated difficulties. however, Eisenhower disliked Devers -- a truth laid naked whilst he ordered Devers's 6th military staff to halt on the Rhine. After the warfare, Eisenhower's and Bradley's bills of the generals' disagreements over procedure and strategies turned bought knowledge, to the detriment of Devers's reputation.

An crucial contribution to twentieth-century historical past, Jacob L. Devers presents a clean and nuanced interpretation of the senior command in the course of global battle II and provides a brand new standpoint on a hugely entire soldier.

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