George Washington's Military Genius by Dave Richard Palmer

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George Washington’s military strategy has been called bumbling at worst and brilliant at best. So which is it? Was George Washington a strategic genius or just lucky? So asks Dave R. Palmer in his new book, George Washington’s Military Genius. An updated edition of Palmer's earlier work, The Way of the Fox, George Washington’s Military Genius breaks down the American Revolution into four phases and analyzes Washington's strategy during each phrase. "The British did not have to lose; the patriots did not have to triumph," writes Palmer as he proves without a doubt that Washington's continuously-changing military tactics were deliberate, strategic responses to the various phases of the war, not because he lacked a plan of action. Confronting the critics who say Washington's battlefield success and ultimate victories were a function of luck, George Washington's Military Genius proves why the father of our country also deserves the title of America's preeminent strategist.

About Dave Richard Palmer

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Dave R. Palmer is a retired lieutenant general of the United States Army, two-tour veteran of Vietnam, former superintendent of West Point, and accomplished military historian specializing in the campaigns of George Washington and the eighteenth-century American army. He often appears as a commentator in television documentaries on the Revolutionary War period and its generals and is the author of many books, including George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.- Vietnam in Perspective, and George Washington: First in War. A graduate of West Point and Duke University, he lives with his wife in Belton, Texas.
Published May 28, 2012 by Regnery History. 320 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Palmer, historian and former superintendent of West Point (George Washington: First in War), makes a convincing case that America is free, united, and governed by civilians because of Washington’s strategic foresight and tactical brilliance.

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It is fashionable in our culture that enjoys debunking the accomplishments of traditional heroes to dismiss George Washington's military successes during the American War for Independence. Washington's "genius," we are instructed, was sheer luck, more the result of bungling and fatigue on the par...

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Huntington News

He began his army service as a Special Forces medic with First Group, attended parachute school at Fort Benning in 1964, received a regular army commission through ROTC at the University of Washington in 1966, fought in Vietnam’s war with the fabled 2ndBattalion of the 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airbo...

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