The inspiring true story of General Lucian Truscott, one of the greatest combat commanders of World War II.
General Lucian K. Truscott was an American military giant: tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men under his command. Unlike the more flamboyant high-ranking European field commanders of the time, he was neither arrogant nor in pursuit of personal glory-but rather a loyal, humble man who led his troops from the front and fought every enemy with a tenacity that made him one of the most respected and revered commanders in the U.S. Army.
In Command of Honor, author H. Paul Jeffers chronicles the life of this American hero. For the first time, the life of Truscott is revealed: his ramshackle childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, his extraordinary combat service, and his peacetime duties. But above all, this is a story of leadership and sacrifice by a man who lived for duty, honor, and courage-a man who would become a legend in the annals of U.S. Army history.
H. Paul Jeffers was a journalist and the author of more than 50 books, including Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: The Life of a War Hero; Colonel Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897–1898; Commissioner Roosevelt; and a true-crime bestseller, Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery…. More about H. Paul Jeffers