Five Stars: Missouri's Most Famous Generals
James F. Muench | ISBN: 0826216560 | PDF | 177 pages | 2006 | 2 MB
Missouri's history is replete with strong and adventurous leaders, from Lewis and Clark to Harry S. Truman. It is no surprise, then, that the Show-Me State has produced a great number of military men and women, including thirty individuals who attained the rank of general. In this clearly written and richly illustrated book, James F. Muench has profiled five of the best-known figures: Alexander Doniphan, Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing, and Omar Bradley. These men represent not only a number of historical eras - from the Mexican-American War through World War II - but also a variety of social and cultural backgrounds.