Paths to Leadership
Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Foreword by James M.
Hardcover |144 pages, 8x10 |Acid Free paper |Illustrated
Index |November 30, 2005|$22.95
Command presents the early exploits of important generals in
American history -- pivotal moments in their careers that occurred
before the spotlight of fame illuminated their lives. Some of the
incidents that shaped these officers were part of landmark conflicts,
others are now no more than footnotes in American military history, and
still others occurred without the sounds of guns being fired in anger.
But in all cases these men and women gained valuable experience and
direction. A young adult book suitable for all ages, the book has
received advance critical acclaim from historians and education experts
Discovery Channels has purchased a series based on First Command
for broadcast in late fall of 2005. Weller Grossman Productions will
produce the three one-hour episodes with an option for additional
Early comments have
[A] splendid book. .
. . The reader will come away with admiration for these remarkable
individuals and greater understanding of America’s
wars. I commend
First Command to
readers of all ages.
-- James M.
McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of
Battle Cry of
from the Foreword
interesting, and really captivating . . . a great sense of discovery.
-- Philip Caputo,
Pulitzer Prize winner and
author of A Rumor of War
A highly original
book, backed by solid research.
Fleming, author of
The American Revolution
All is done with
authority and panache.
Blumenson, bestselling author of Patton and editor of
The Patton Papers
Thoughtful . . .
spirited . . . informative and inspirational.
-- Craig L.
Symonds, Ph.D., Professor of History US Naval Academy,
finalist, and Civil War scholar
It’s an all-too-rare
glimpse of young men and women (some still in their teens!) facing the
most daunting of challenges—and never suspecting what destiny had in
-- Shalom Fisch,
Ph.D. Noted authority on educational media,
president at Sesame Workshop
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