Five Stars: Missouri's Most Famous Generals
Published by the University of Missouri Press in 2006, James F. Muench's first book covers the lives of Missouri's most prominent generals -- Alexander "Will" Doniphan, Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing and Omar Bradley -- in short biographies.
The five men, who changed America and the world, represent separate historical eras, from the Mexican-American War to World War II, but Muench sees surprising continuity, connection and commonality among them.
The book dedicates one chapter to each general. With lively, readable language, Muench provides an entertaining primer on the lives of Missouri's generals and their roles in history, focusing in particular on their battlefield exploits. The book appeals to those interested in history and military leadership.
Five Stars: Missouri’s Most Famous Generals (978-0-8262-1656-4, $16.95 paper) is available at local bookstores or directly from the University of Missouri Press. Individuals placing orders should include $4.00 shipping and handling for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book. Five Stars is also available through Amazon.