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Author McGovern, Rory, author

Title George W. Goethals and the army : change and continuity in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era / Rory McGovern
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 295 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Prologue -- Education -- The school of experience -- War, reform, and resistance -- Making the dirt fly -- Crisis -- Resolution -- Epilogue
Summary "George W. Goethals (1858-1928) played a substantial role in bringing to a conclusion a decades-long process of military reform that stretched from late-nineteenth-century experiments with postgraduate military education to the ultimate realization of the potential of those reforms immediately before and during World War II. Rory McGovern uses Goethals's career as a lens through which to examine the transformation of the US Army in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 29, 2019)
Subject Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928
Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928.
United States. Army -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army -- History -- 20th century
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- History -- 20th century
United States. Army.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
World War (1914-1918)
Generals -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1914-1918 -- Transportation -- United States
HISTORY / Military / United States
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Design and construction
Panama -- Panama Canal.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018058627
ISBN 0700627715 electronic book
9780700627714 electronic book
hardcover alkaline paper
hardcover alkaline paper