The Generals: American Military Command From World War II To Today


Prologue: Capt. William Depuy and the 90th Division in Normandy, summer 1944

Part 1: World War II

Chapter 1: George C. Marshall: The Leader

Marshall and the Great War

Marshall's List

Marshall and President Roosevelt

Marshall Prepares for War

Chapter 2: Dwight Eisenhower: How The Marshall System Worked

Marshall and Ike Mature

Chapter 3: George Patton: The Specialist

Chapter 4: Mark Clark: The Man In The Middle

Chapter 5: "Terrible Terry" Allen: Conflict Between Marshall and His Protégés

Chapter 6: Eisenhower Manages Montgomery

Chapter 7: Douglas MacArthur: The General As Presidential Aspirant

MacArthur The Presidential Candidate

Chapter 8: William Simpson: The Marshall System and the New Model American General

The Effectiveness of the Marshall System

The Politics of the Marshall System

The Legacy of the Marshall System

Part II: The Korean War

Chapter 9: William Dean and Douglas MacArthur: Two Generals Self-Destruct

The Destruction of General Dean

MacArthur's Downfall

Chapter 10: Army Generals Fail at Chosin

Chapter 11: O.P. Smith Succeeds at Chosin

Why The Difference in Leadership

Chapter 12: Ridgway Turns The War Around

Ridgway's Reliefs

Chapter 13: MacArthur's Last Stand

Chapter 14: The Organization Man's Army

The post-Korean War Army's Search For A Mission

Part 3: The Vietnam War

Chapter 15: Maxwell Taylor: Architect of Defeat

Chapter 16: William Westmoreland: The Organization Man In Command

Chapter 17: William DePuy: World War II Style Generalship in Vietnam

Chapter 18: The Collapse of Generalship in the 1960s

A. At The Top

B. In The Field

The Marine Road Not Taken

C. In Personnel Policy

Combat Ineffectiveness

Chapter 19: Tet '68: The End of Westmoreland and the Turning Point of the War

Coda: The Hue Massacre

Chapter 20: My Lai: General Koster's Cover Up and General Peers's Investigation

A Stunning Army Study of Army Officers