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by Paul F. Braim

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Paul F. Braim
ISBN: 1557502196
ISBN13: 978-1557502193
Language: English
Publisher: Naval Institute Press (July 1, 2001)
Pages: 419
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But James Van Fleet was quite a man. Born poor in rural Florida he ultimately became a four star general. A little sparse in the area of General Van Fleet the man - but lots of information on his military exploits and leadership.

But James Van Fleet was quite a man. Early on as a ROTC instructor in Florida he held the record as a record-setting football coach. Unlike other famous and successful WW2 leaders, Van Fleet's career has been a bit overlooked by biographers. Like most comparable books, the maps are poor. They are largely reproduced from official, contemporary, . They are too small and many of the locations referred to in the text are not shown on the corresponding maps.

The Will to Win book. Van Fleet graduated in the same class as most of these generals

The Will to Win book. Called the greatest combat general by President Truman, Van Fleet. Van Fleet graduated in the same class as most of these generals. I agree with the author of this book who points out that Van Fleet never wrote his autobiography and no one else wrote a book on him and as a result his name just didn't get the press that the You don't hear a whole lot about Gen James Van Fleet. When you study WWII general officers you hear mostly about Marshal, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and MacArthur. But Patton called Van Fleet one of the top combat commanders of the war.

General Van Fleet was also an art collector and donated many rare and exceptional Asian objects to the Samuel P. Harn . Braim, Paul . Will to Win: The Life of General James A. Van Fleet, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland (2001). Harn Museum of Art. Van Fleet and his wife, Helen Moore Van Fleet (1892–1984), had three children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Awards and decorations. Bruce, Robert . "Tethered Eagle: Lt-General James A. Van Fleet and the Quest for Military Victory in the Korean War, April – June 1951," Army History 82 (Winter 2012).

Finally, he explains that Van Fleet was one of few senior military leaders to argue for training the Vietnamese .

Finally, he explains that Van Fleet was one of few senior military leaders to argue for training the Vietnamese instead of committing . combat forces in Vietnam. This tribute to an outstanding American-a poor boy from rural Florida who rose to the rank of four-star general-will fascinate everyone who enjoys reading biographies and those who like military history. It is presented in cooperation with the Association of the . Called the Army's "greatest combat general" by President Truman, James Van Fleet led American and allied forces to battlefield victory during a career that spanned World War I and the Cold War.

Defining the root of Van Fleet's success as devotion to his men and dedication to rigorous field training and mental conditioning, Paul Braim describes Van Fleet's ability to inspire his men with the will to win through two world wars and in the limited wars that followed

Defining the root of Van Fleet's success as devotion to his men and dedication to rigorous field training and mental conditioning, Paul Braim describes Van Fleet's ability to inspire his men with the will to win through two world wars and in the limited wars that followed. He chronicles Van Fleet's command of III Corps in its drive into the heart of Nazi Germany in World War II and his training of allied soldiers in the Cold Wars, including his development of the Greek National Army into a fighting force capable of driving off a strong communist insurgency.

Naval Institute Press, (c)2001. Physical Description: xv, 419 . p. of plates : il. plans ;, 24 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -407) and index. Personal Name: Van Fleet, James A. (James Alward), 1892-. Corporate Name: United States. by Interpreting constitutions a comparative studyed. by Jeffrey Goldsworthy.

The Will To Win Will Free You. This mindset gives you control to be who we want, live our lives the way we want. It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That’s why they are there – to compete. If you never quit, you’ll never fail. This is the will to win. To set a goal and chase it. Chase it, like an ancestral hunter. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules – but to win. And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline.

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Called the Army's "greatest combat general" by President Truman, James Van Fleet led American and allied forces to battlefield victory during a career that spanned World War I and the Cold War. In this biography, a military historian who once commanded a rifle company under Van Fleet in Korea tells the legendary leader's unique story and draws parallels to the . Army's history of diverse challenges met in the twentieth century.

Called the nation's greatest combat general by President Harry S. Truman, James Van Fleet led American and allied forces to battlefield victory during a career that spanned World War I and the Cold War. In this biography, Paul Braim, a military historian who commanded a rifle company under Van Fleet in Korea, relates this legendary leader's unique story and draws parallels to the U.S. Army's history of diverse challenges met in the twentieth century.
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Rivik
This man is a general forgotten by the exploits of others! He never sought the press, just wanted to be a good combat commander and did! He was left over in the Class that the Stars shone on because Marshall had the wrong guy in mind then catapulted to the top! Did any of the Vietnam commander study his operations in Greece? they might have learned something! Icon of US generalship, great book well written great pictures Any Military Historian needs a copy of this book!
Iell
Not a great biography. Some parts are too complimentary. In other sections, data is just missing.

But James Van Fleet was quite a man. Born poor in rural Florida he ultimately became a four star general. Early on as a ROTC instructor in Florida he held the record as a record-setting football coach. He could inspire people.

General George Marshall referred to him as "the most aggressive and hard driving Corps commander." General Patton, no military slouch said he was "a fighting fool." Admired by virtually everyone, his definitive biography is yet to come.

This book is crisply written and provides insight into the Second World War and the Cold War as well.
Bladebringer
Very interesting with plenty of background military history. A little sparse in the area of General Van Fleet the man - but lots of information on his military exploits and leadership. Unlike other famous and successful WW2 leaders, Van Fleet's career has been a bit overlooked by biographers.

Like most comparable books, the maps are poor. They are largely reproduced from official, contemporary, U.S. Army documents. They are too small and many of the locations referred to in the text are not shown on the corresponding maps. Some have no scale key. Why can't publishers or authors arrange for better maps, specifically designed to illustrate what the book's text describes?

The photos are fine.
Flamekiller
Nothing wrong with an uncritical biography, but one should be cautious about using this rather one-sided volume in understand events where Van Fleet held a leadership role.

The example of the Greek Civil War cited by a prior review is instructive. In fact Van Fleet serious misunderstood the conflict in Greece and current historians argue he probably prolonged the time it took to defeat the Greek communists. It is most likly that without US military aid, especially in the form of Van Fleet's absolute control of military strategy there, the conservative Greek govenrment would have defeeated the communist forces earlier and with much less bloodshed.

This is especially important as the understanding, or misunderstanding, of events in Greece deeply informed U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine at strategic and tactical level. As many military historians attest, this lead to serious mistakes in the first few years of the war in Vietnam when the "Greek model" drove doctrine.

There have been a number and conferences and publications through the US Army War College, especially following the opening of Soviet records, and the view now is that Van Fleet's consistent countermanding of the recommendations by the General Staff of Greece gave the communists constant reprieve. As Yugoslav and Soviet records now show the Greek Civil was more about Yugoslav involvement, and the bases in Yugoslavia are where all the serious Greek (and as it turns out Yugoslav) forces of merit maintained sanctuary. Van Fleet's failure to heed this on a strategic level was a serious blunder and is the root of the tactical failures and massive loss of civilian life that followed.

Almost every counterinsurgency tactic saw a false depiction of success by his staff, and the (dis)informing doctrine that followed resulted in the exact same failures of in Vietnam.

Van Fleet was a brave soldier, and deserves credit on many levels, but he also lies at the heart of a fallacies in counterinsurgency doctrine that dogged and hampered our efforts long for decades.
Debeme
General Patton said that Van Fleet was a fighting fool. Van Fleet led one of the assault regiments on D-Day at Utah Beach. He was such an outstanding leader he was promoted 3 more times before the end of the war. First to assistant division commander, then to division commander and finally to command of a corps. It has been rumoured that Van Fleet wasn't promoted sooner because George C. Marshall confused his name with another officer who was an alcoholic. General Van Fleet was primarily responsible for the defeat of the communists in Greece , where he led the US mission. Van Fleet later commanded the 8th army in Korea and retired due to the lack of the will by our government.

Van Fleet is also the best head football coach in the history of the University of Florida, which he coached for several years while serving as the Rotc instructor.
September
It is a very detailed account of the General's actions during the many combats that he was involved in. I have not finished reading the book.
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