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A Cavalryman's Story: Memoirs of a Twentieth-Century Army General ( SIGNED COPY )

Howze, Hamilton H.

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ISBN 10: 1560986646 / ISBN 13: 9781560986645
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Smithsonian Inst Pr, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Gift quality. A fine, fresh, as-new copy in glossy, flawless dust jacket SIGNED BY GENERAL HOWZE ONTHE END PAPER WITH LATER ADDITION "TO JOHN ." To access more of our mamy books of military interest search using keyword WARBX or AIRBX or SEABX. Bookseller Inventory # WB69

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Title: A Cavalryman's Story: Memoirs of a ...

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Smithsonian Inst Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The retired general's memoir chronicles the story of a professional soldier born into West Point lineage, and today recognized as the father of US Army Airmobile tactics. Howze recaptures his experiences in World War II, and his work beginning in the 1950s to create a sky cavalry, replacing ground vehicles with helicopters. The life story portrays a "gentleman officer" in a modern army, and conveys some of the military's absurdities without a critical stance. Includes black and white photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Howze began his career in the clubby, polo-playing world of the Horse Cavalry in the 1930s and went on to become a hard-bitten, tank-fighting colonel during World War II. Much later, after receiving his first star, he took to the air and became the army's first director of aviation, pioneering its current airmobile tactics and doctrines. Rather than simply retelling tales of derring-do, Howze commands interest throughout his book by means of his own personality and observations; the reader ends up genuinely liking him and his comrades. He is also a fascinating example of the nation's old-line military aristocracy. Howze's ancestors were well known to Lee, Sherman, and Teddy Roosevelt, and he himself served as the real-life model for the character Triple H. Howard in W.E.B. Griffin's currently popular fiction series "Brotherhood of War." Highly recommended for all public and professional collections.
Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Edwards Air Force Base, Cal.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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