Book

The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Charles Pelot Summerall

Edited by Timothy K. Nenninger

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.001.0001
The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Show Summary Details

Preview

After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867–1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His remarkable service included brigade, division, and corps commands in World War I; duty as chief of staff of the U.S. Army from 1926 to 1930; and presidency of the Citadel for twenty years, where he was instrumental in establishing the school's national reputation. Previously available only in the Citadel's archives, this memoir offers an eyewitness account of a formative period in U.S. Army history. Edited and annotated, the memoir documents critical moments in American military history and details Summerall's personal life, from his impoverished childhood in Florida to his retirement from the Citadel in 1953. From the perspective of both a soldier and a general, Summerall describes how the very nature of war changed irrevocably during his lifetime.

Keywords: Charles Pelot Summerall; military career; Boxers; China; World War I; Citadel; U.S. Army; American military history

Book.  328 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at University Press of Kentucky »


Table of Contents

Introduction in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Rock Whence I Was Hewn in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Pit Whence I Was Digged in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Remember the <i>Maine</i> in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Little Brown Brother in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Land of the Dragon in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Back to Manila and Home in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

The Land of the Midnight Sun in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Chapter

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.