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The Resource Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir, General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.)

Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir, General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.)

Label
Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir
Title
Fighting the Cold War
Title remainder
a soldier's memoir
Statement of responsibility
General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir, the celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active participation in more than sixty years of international history{u2015}from the onset of World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the post{u2013}Cold War era. Galvin's illustrious tenure included the rare opportunity to lead two different Department of Defense unified commands: United States Southern Command in Panama from 1985 to 1987 and United States European Command from 1987 to 1992. In his memoir, he recounts fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his interactions with world leaders, describing encounters such as his experience of watching President José Napoleón Duarte argue eloquently against US intervention in El Salvador; a private conversation with Pope John Paul II in which the pontiff spoke to him about what it means to be a man of peace; and his discussion with General William Westmoreland about soldiers' conduct in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. In addition, Galvin recalls his complex negotiations with a number of often difficult foreign heads of state, including Manuel Noriega, Augusto Pinochet, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Ratko Mladić. As NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the tumultuous five years that ended the Cold War, Galvin played a key role in shaping a new era. Fighting the Cold War illuminates his leadership and service as one of America's premier soldier-statesmen, revealing him to be not only a brilliant strategist and consummate diplomat but also a gifted historian and writer who taught and mentored generations of students. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galvin, John R.
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.G35
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
American warriors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galvin, John R
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Galvin, John R
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Armed Forces
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir, General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Pleasant Street -- The flashing eyes -- Shadows on the ceiling -- The Pleasant Street army -- If God was mad -- My nine lives -- Part II. Army life -- West Point: a time for testing -- Fort Benning: just like artillery, only bigger -- Puerto Rico: schooling -- Lanceros: continuen -- 101st Airborne Division: Hato Rey -- Fort Knox and Ginny -- Part III. War -- First Vietnam -- Pentagon: the papers -- Second Vietnam: all roads lead to Rang Rang -- Part IV. Mixed command and staff assignments -- The Fletcher School -- Stuttgart: the big staffs -- Belgium: Supreme Commanders Goodpaster and Haig -- 3rd Infantry Division -- 8th Infantry Division -- 24th Infantry Division -- VII Corps: warrior preparation -- Part V. Southern Command -- Southern Command, Panama -- Honduras -- El Salvador -- Colombia -- Part VI. Supreme commander -- Buttressing -- The White House and nuclear arms reduction -- Conventional forces in Europe -- WINTEX, the war game -- Change: the right mix -- The wall -- A strategy for change -- The First Gulf War -- Red Square -- The rescue of the Kurds -- The new force structure -- The coup -- Part VII. Global perspective -- Back to West Point, by way of Bosnia -- Ohio State University and global strategy seminars -- Back to Fletcher: leading and teaching leadership
Control code
893452335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 517 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813161013
Lccn
2014049386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893452335
Label
Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir, General John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Pleasant Street -- The flashing eyes -- Shadows on the ceiling -- The Pleasant Street army -- If God was mad -- My nine lives -- Part II. Army life -- West Point: a time for testing -- Fort Benning: just like artillery, only bigger -- Puerto Rico: schooling -- Lanceros: continuen -- 101st Airborne Division: Hato Rey -- Fort Knox and Ginny -- Part III. War -- First Vietnam -- Pentagon: the papers -- Second Vietnam: all roads lead to Rang Rang -- Part IV. Mixed command and staff assignments -- The Fletcher School -- Stuttgart: the big staffs -- Belgium: Supreme Commanders Goodpaster and Haig -- 3rd Infantry Division -- 8th Infantry Division -- 24th Infantry Division -- VII Corps: warrior preparation -- Part V. Southern Command -- Southern Command, Panama -- Honduras -- El Salvador -- Colombia -- Part VI. Supreme commander -- Buttressing -- The White House and nuclear arms reduction -- Conventional forces in Europe -- WINTEX, the war game -- Change: the right mix -- The wall -- A strategy for change -- The First Gulf War -- Red Square -- The rescue of the Kurds -- The new force structure -- The coup -- Part VII. Global perspective -- Back to West Point, by way of Bosnia -- Ohio State University and global strategy seminars -- Back to Fletcher: leading and teaching leadership
Control code
893452335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 517 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813161013
Lccn
2014049386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893452335

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