Edward M. Almond and the US Army
From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps
This book addresses how Almond's early education at the Virginia Military Institute, with its strong Confederate and military influences, shaped his military prowess. Presented is a thorough assessment of Almond's military record; how he garnered respect for his aggressiveness, courage in combat, strong dedication, and leadership; and how he was affected by the loss of his son and son-in-law in combat during WWII. Following the war, Almond would return to the US to assume command of the US Army War College, but would find himself unprepared for a changing world. This volume asserts that since his death, his bigoted views have come to dominate his place in history and undermine his military achievements.
About the Author
"Lynch has written an impressively researched and balanced biography of one of the Army's most controversial officers. Like or hate Ned Almond, this book belongs in the collections of all those interested in the US Army's experience in the Korean War and in its officer corps."—Brian McAllister Linn, author of Elvis's Army: Cold War GI's and the Atomic Battlefield
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