Swiss-Made Heroes

Publisher: Hellgate Press

Swiss-Made Heroes provides a biographical array of nine military officers, all with Swiss roots, in a single volume that covers a period from the Middle Ages to World War II. This unique set of leaders had an enduring impact on military history, and their deeds proved critical to the development and survival of nations, institutions, and armies. They displayed leadership and fortitude under a variety of challenging and extenuating circumstances. Among the Swiss heroes profiled are the Admiral who laid the groundwork for U.S. victory in the Pacific in World War II, the Colonel who opened up the American Midwest for settlement in the pre- Revolutionary period, the Major who mediated the largest Axis surrender in World War II, and the brave Captain who prevented the death of the Pope during the Protestant Reformation. Switzerland, better known for its watches, chocolates, and banking industry, has influenced world history far out of proportion to her diminutive size largely through her sons who followed the soldier's path.

About Kevin Stringer

Kevin D. Stringer, Ph.D. is the Associate Academic Director and Chair, School of Business and Management at Webster University, Geneva Campus. A 1987 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich and an M.A. from Boston University. Dr. Stringer is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has served in command and staff assignments in the 8th Infantry Div

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Paperback 9781555717049 1555717047 2012-04-01 292 English 0.00 x 6.00 x 9.00 in $24.95
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