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General in Command

The Life of Major General John B. Anderson from Iowa Farm to Command of the Largest Combat Corps in World War II

When Anderson crossed the Rhine River with Winston Churchill in 1945, the Allies were one step closer to victory over Germany. Unfortunately, Anderson had ignored Ike's directive to keep Churchill away from the lime light. A photo of the Churchill and Montgomery with Anderson raised questions. Where was Ike? Away with Kay Summersby in Paris! Ike never forgave Anderson, denied Anderson his third star, and shunned Anderson. GENERAL IN COMMAND is Anderson's story, told for the first time.

4 stars, 5 stars. Clarion Foreword Reviews, and Chanticleer
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Michael M. Van Ness
Koehler Books
Publication Date
Jun 24, 2019
Our Review (4 out of 5 stars)
"General in Command" is a fascinating biography of an overlooked but great American soldier. Michael M. Van Ness’s "General in Command" is a fantastic biography of one of World War II’s less familiar, but brilliant, leaders. The man who would become Major General John B. Anderson was born in... Read More