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Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins From Guadalcanal to Utah Beach…

by H. Paul Jeffers

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451226879, Hardcover)

Known as "the GI's general" and "Lightning Joe," General J. Lawton Collins played no less than a global part in the Allied victory of World War II. Here, for the first time, is the story of a virtually forgotten hero-a man who earned the admiration of the grunts with whom he shared foxholes and the respect of the highest-ranking American officers. Collins was a true leader of men with his iron-clad devotion to duty, his genuine concern for those under his command, and his seemingly unending drive to defend his nation against all enemies-no matter where the fight took him...

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Chronicles the life and military career of Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins, and details his efforts in the planning of D-Day, during the attack on Utah Beach on June, 6th, the Battle of the Bulge, and more in order to secure an Allied victory in World War II.… (more)

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