Command of Honor
General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War IIBook - 2008
General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., was an American military giant- tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men under his command.
But unlike some flamboyant European field generals of the time, Truscott was known as a loyal, humble man who led his troops from the front and fought every enemy with a tenacity that made him one of the most respected commanders in the U.S. Army. In Command of Honor, author H. Paul Jeffers chronicles the life of this unsung American hero.
As a boy, Truscott grew up hearing stories from veterans of the Indian wars. So when the United States entered World War I, he volunteered as a cavalry officer, beginning a career of service to his country that would span the next forty years.
But it was in World War II that he would earn a reputation as a soldier's soldier. After forming the first American Commando units-which would eventually become the U.S. Rangers-Truscott led forces from the deserts of North Africa, to the taking of Sicily, the liberation of Italy and France, and the final push into Nazi Germany, all of which he accomplished with a speed and drive that made his Third Infantry Division the pride of the Seventh Army.
This is the incredible and inspiring story of a man who lived for duty, honor, and courage-and became a legend.
'Jeffers's solidly researched and crisply written biography of an overlooked hero is a welcome addition to World War II literature.' - Military.com
' An informative and sprightly popular biography . . . Students of military history will welcome this first-and long-overdue-biography.' - Publishers Weekly