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Courtney Hicks Hodges: From Private to Four-Star General in the United States Army Stephen T. Wishnevsky

Courtney Hicks Hodges: From Private to Four-Star General in the United States Army

Stephen T. Wishnevsky

Published September 12th 2006
ISBN : 9780786424344
Paperback
238 pages
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In the annals of military history, only one man has earned the distinction of rising from the rank of private to full general. Correcting an historical oversight, this biography tells the story of one of Americas most notable military men. AnMoreIn the annals of military history, only one man has earned the distinction of rising from the rank of private to full general. Correcting an historical oversight, this biography tells the story of one of Americas most notable military men. An unpretentious, private man, Courtney Hicks Hodges was credited with capturing more ground than any other American in history. This work follows Hodges from his formative years in Perry, Georgia, through his extraordinary military career, which included service in the Philippines, Mexico, Europe and Japan. Special attention is given to Hodges? role during World War II campaigns, where he commanded the First Army and was chosen by Douglas MacArthur to lead the attack against Japan. Emphasis is also placed on the ways in which Hodges? career was intertwined with other military men of the time, including Omar Bradley and George Patton, a man who was essentially Hodges? mirror image?personally and militarily.