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Fighting The Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir #2020

Fighting The Cold War A Soldier s Memoir When four star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty four years of distinguished service in the Washington Post hailed him as a man without peer among living generals I

  • Title: Fighting The Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir
  • Author: John R. Galvin David H. Petraeus
  • ISBN: 9780813161013
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fighting The Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir By John R. Galvin David H. Petraeus, 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 than sixty years of international histWhen 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 than sixty years of international history from the onset of World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the post 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 Jose Napoleon 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 Westland 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 Mladi.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.

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    1. The title of this book is somewhat of an understatement I picked up this book because I thought it sounded interesting, without realising that John Galvin is not a just an average career soldier but is a high ranking general, who was NATO s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the end of the Cold War and the fall of the USSR The forward is by his friend, David Petraeus, the current Director of the CIA This is no simple soldier s story.The book covers the whole of his military career, from e [...]

    2. _Fighting the Cold War A Soldier s Memoir_ is an extremely well written autobiography, made richer by both the author s felicity of expression and his habit of keeping journals over the years He quotes freely from the journals and his correspondence, particularly with his father and his wife I particularly liked his description of growing up in the Great Depression, his account of the home front during World War II, his multiple assignments to Latin America, his two tours in Vietnam, and his fin [...]

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