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Troy H. Middleton

A Biography

414 pages / 0.00 x 0.00 inches / no illustrations

Southern History

  Paperback / 9780807124673 / March 1999

Troy H. Middleton attained a remarkable record as the youngest colonel in the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I, and as commander of the Army's Forty-fifth Division and later the VIII Corps. He spent more time in combat than any other general officer in World War II. General Middleton made key tactical decisions in the largest and most complex military action in which the U.S. Army has ever been involved---the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he bacame one of Louisiana State University's most distinguished presidents.

In this thoroughly researched biography, Frank James Price tells Middleton's life story from his boyhood plantation days in Copiah County, Mississippi, to his public service acheivements after his retirement as president of Louisiana State University in 1962.

In much of the book the author, through taped interviews, allows Middleton to tell his own story. "His phenomenal recollection," says Price, "has brought alive the military and educational history of seven decades."

In researching the book, Price interviewed and/or corresponded with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Omar Bradley, and other personal acquaintances of General Middleton.

The volume contains a generous selection of photographs.

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