• Lessons in Leadership

  • My Life in the US Army from World War II to Vietnam (American Warrior Series)
  • By: John R. Deane Jr.
  • Narrated by: Laurence Lukas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Lessons in Leadership

By: John R. Deane Jr.
Narrated by: Laurence Lukas
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Publisher's Summary

John R. Deane, Jr. (1919-2013) was born with all the advantages a man needs to succeed in a career in the US Army, and he capitalized on his many opportunities in spectacular fashion.

The son of one of George C. Marshall's closest assistants, Deane graduated from West Point with the first class of World War II and served in combat under the dynamic General Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr.

After the war, he too charge of a German espionage unit in operations against the Soviets, personally leading the first foot patrol following the course of the Berlin Wall as it was being constructed, participated in the 1965 Dominican Republic intervention, and saw combat in Vietnam. In 1975, he received his fourth star and became commander of the US Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command.

In Lessons in Leadership, this exceptional soldier not only discusses working with some of the army's most influential and colorful leaders -including James M. Gavin, William E. DePuy, William Westmoreland, and Creighton Abrams, Jr. - but also the many junior officers who helped him develop the leadership skills for which he became well known. 

Throughout, he offers eyewitness accounts of key Cold War era events as well as wise observations concerning the leadership and management challenges facing the Department of Defense.

The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

Praise for the book:

"Every leader in today's Army can draw lessons from his words." (General Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (retired))

"An excellent study in leadership and contributes much to understanding the history of the Army in which the author served." (Army Magazine)

"A fascinating look at army life from the 1940s through the 1970s." (Journal of America's Military Past)

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