Joshua Chamberlain was much more than a war hero, and this book completes the picture of his remarkable life. An entertaining and inspiring story. Recently, Joshua Chamberlain has emerged in the popular mind as the archetypal Union military hero, based largely on the actions of his regiment, the 20th Maine, at Gettysburg. His image now appears on T-shirts, and he has been immortalised in film and in prose. In short, his lifelong effort to fashion a heroic image of himself has prevailed. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Pullen's brief examination of Chamberlain's post-war life.In 1982 at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, a lieutenant colonel of infantry, Boyd M. Harris, was assigned to write a field manual on leadership. In studying past leaders and battles Colonelanbsp;...
|Author||:||John J. Pullen|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 1999-01-01|