"Reading Kennedy's General: The Remarkable Life of David M. Shoup, I felt that Frank Wallace captured the true spirit of my father-in-law and the times in which he lived."
-Juila G. Shoup,
Daughter-in-law of David M. Shoup
David M. Shoup rose from farm boy to the rank of four-star general. As Commandant of the Marine Corps, Shoup was one of four service chiefs serving directly under the President of the United States.
The story of David M. Shoup’s journey to that exalted position is unique. It is the story of one man ascending to the pinnacle of his profession through courage, hard work, extraordinary political skills – and luck. It is also the story of a man who was willing to turn away from the seat of power when the vast majority of people would not have done so – and willing to risk his reputation to do the right thing. And it is the story of a skilled military politician who did not intervene to request air support at the time of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 even though the Marine Colonel assigned to the operation pleaded for him to do so. It is a story we all can learn from.
Kennedy's General: A Story of Uncommon Courage, The Remarkable Life of David M. Shoup is the definitive biography of one of the 20th century's most colorful and controversial military leaders.
Written by Frank Wallace, the book is meticulously researched, with new material never before released about Shoup's professional and personal life.
Wallace conducted interviews with Shoup's family and found articles and documents from many sources.
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