LeMay

LeMay

The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the life of General Curtis LeMay, a decorated pilot, who masterminded the Tokyo firebombings, tried to prevent the Bay of Pigs, and ran for Vice President as George Wallace's running mate.

Perseus Publishing
Kozak’s biography of U.S. Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay (1906–1990) won’t convert those utterly convinced that he was a bomb-happy maniac. The more open-minded, however, will find in it a broader perspective on this controversial officer than we have had elsewhere. His outstanding competence as leader and organizer of strategic airpower in World War II and during the cold war is convincingly presented; so are his limitations in the Pentagon and his poor judgment in being George Wallace’s running mate in 1968. Kozak suggests that LeMay was utterly dedicated to the mission of destroying his country’s enemies and to the men under his command charged with carrying out that mission. This led to what can only be called a certain lack of the social graces and a good many of what might charitably be called misinterpretations of where LeMay’s patriotism led him. A book that definitely belongs in aviation and modern military history collections.


Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub, c2009
ISBN: 9781596985698
1596985690
Branch Call Number: Biography L5411k
Characteristics: xiii, 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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