Zumwalt by Larry Berman
The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" , Jr.

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...Mr. Berman draws the character portrait of a man who embodied the virtues of honorable leadership—and who, throughout his career, sought to nurture those virtues within the sometimes blinkered and hidebound structures of the American military.
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“Painstakingly researched and crafted, Larry Berman’s Zumwalt is a compelling and rich portrait of one of the nation’s great patriots.”
—Walter Anderson, former editor and CEO of Parade

Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations during the decades-long Cold War crisis, Zumwalt implemented major strategic innovations that endure to this day, especially in his campaign against racism and sexism throughout the fleet. Larry Berman, the author of Perfect Spy, offers a fascinating, detailed look at an extraordinary man—winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom—an inspiring portrait of leadership that is essential in these troubled times.

 

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Larry Berman is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis. and is Founding Dean of the Honors College at Georgia State University. He is the author of four previous books on Vietnam, including Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam and Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and received the Department of the Navy Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant to work on Zumwalt. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Harper. 528 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Seth Cropsey on Jan 25 2013

...Mr. Berman draws the character portrait of a man who embodied the virtues of honorable leadership—and who, throughout his career, sought to nurture those virtues within the sometimes blinkered and hidebound structures of the American military.

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