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By James Scott Wheeler,Rick Atkinson

General Jacob L. "Jake" Devers (1897--1979) was once considered one of basically officials -- the opposite used to be Omar C. Bradley -- to command a military crew throughout the decisive campaigns of 1944--1945 that liberated Europe and ended the warfare with Nazi Germany. After the struggle, Devers led the military flooring Forces within the usa and finally retired in 1949 after 40 years of carrier. regardless of terrific successes at the battlefield, common George C. Marshall's "dependable guy" continues to be some of the most underrated and missed figures of his generation.

In this definitive biography, James Scott Wheeler offers a groundbreaking reassessment of the yankee commander whose contributions to victory in Europe are crowned merely via normal Dwight D. Eisenhower's. Wheeler's exhaustively researched chronicle of Devers's existence and profession unearths a pacesetter who tested a unprecedented skill to chop via pink tape and remedy complicated difficulties. however, Eisenhower disliked Devers -- a truth laid naked while he ordered Devers's 6th military crew to halt on the Rhine. After the struggle, Eisenhower's and Bradley's bills of the generals' disagreements over approach and strategies grew to become obtained knowledge, to the detriment of Devers's reputation.

An crucial contribution to twentieth-century heritage, Jacob L. Devers offers a clean and nuanced interpretation of the senior command in the course of international conflict II and gives a brand new viewpoint on a hugely finished soldier.

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