The War Queens: Extraordinary Women Who Ruled the Battlefield
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About the Author
Emily Anne Jordan, Jonathan's daughter, is a debut author, women's history researcher, and nursing student at the University of Kentucky, where she writes about women's leadership and researches America's opioid epidemic.
"One of the real pleasures of Jonathan W. Jordan's Brothers, Rivals, Victors is reading about [Patton, ] Bad Boy of the American military . . . What Jordan gives us is the war as Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton saw it . . . Anybody who believes that generals are just, rational men, imbued with a soldierly feeling of comradeship toward one another and an ingrained respect for their political superiors, will be shocked by this book."--Michael Korda, The New York Times Book Review "Jonathan W. Jordan has pulled off a mission impossible: He has produced a groundbreaking study that transforms our understanding of [Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley] . . . This book should be required reading at West Point and all other military academies. It is beautifully written and a classic work of popular biography and military history for the general reader."--Martin Sieff, The Washington Times "Ably marshalling a considerable amount of research, Jordan fashions a truly compelling narrative of three outsized American military figures . . . A masterly, exciting study of character and tactics in World War II."--Kirkus (starred review) "[Jordan's] humane, closely researched and well-written Brothers, Rivals, Victors vividly conveys the mental and physical demands of high command."--Michael Burleigh, The Wall Street Journal "Jonathan W. Jordan's Brothers, Rivals, Victors is a landmark publication in the history of the Second World War. Anchored by a breathtaking amount of new research, Jordan explains the strange alchemy that existed between Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley as they struggled to defeat Nazism. Jordan has written a real historical tour de force. Highly recommended!"--Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and New York Times bestselling author of The Boys of Pointe du Hoc For American Warlords (2015):
"A page-turning chronicle of World War II. . . . Throughout, the author provides astute and clever portrayals of the leaders, including Churchill's pretense to his ancestor's abilities, Stalin's displays of compassion, and FDR's meddling in naval projects . . . Readers will enjoy the intrigue, back-stabbing, action, and diplomacy in this well-written book."--Kirkus (starred review) "Mr. Jordan has done an admirable job of making these men come alive. He uses their own words to weave a good tale."--Walter R. Borneman, The Wall Street Journal "[A] triumph of meticulous scholarship and keen insight propelled by a marvelously written narrative . . . Jordan's American Warlords accomplishes for FDR and World War II what Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals achieved for Lincoln and the Civil War."--Armchair General Magazine "An incredibly intimate account of the four men who led the nation to victory in the Second World War . . . Superbly written, well researched, and highly interesting, American Warlords is in a class by itself."--Jean Edward Smith, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, and New York Times Bestselling Author of FDR and Eisenhower in War and Peace