The Resource Cold War casualty : the court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow, George F. Hofmann, (electronic resource)

Cold War casualty : the court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow, George F. Hofmann, (electronic resource)

Label
Cold War casualty : the court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow
Title
Cold War casualty
Title remainder
the court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow
Statement of responsibility
George F. Hofmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New research data gathered through the Freedom of Information Act and the first use of the Grow files provide the framework for this absorbing account of the general court-martial of one of General George S. Patton's famous armored division commanders of World War II. The 1952 court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow, senior U.S. military attache in Moscow during the Korean War era, involved a general officer who had used questionable judgment in recording impolitic statements in his personal diary, portions of which had been photocopied by an alleged Soviet agent in Frankfurt, West Germany. This era of Cold War tensions and McCarthyism, Western media sensationalism, and communist propaganda created a cause celebre and influenced the Army Staff in the Pentagon, led by Lieutenant General Maxwell D. Taylor, to exercise controversial command influence under the aegis of the new Uniform Code of Military Justice. While the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency recommended refuting the implications of the published diary the Army Staff decided to prosecute the unfortunate attache. Grow, a career soldier, welcomed a formal hearing in order to clear his name. The result became an exercise in army politics and an example of the corruption of the military justice system through managerial careerism and unlawful command influence. Through his analysis of the Grow incident, Hofmann traces the actual operation of military judicial process under the Uniform Code and examines the bureaucratic intrigues, influence of the media, Cold War propaganda, and resulting conflict between service and self-interest
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 343.752/55/0143
  • 347.525503143
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF7642.G76
LC item number
H6 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Cold War casualty : the court-martial of Major General Robert W. Grow, George F. Hofmann, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3MDY1OQ==
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45729855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612770642
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) fcm45729855
  • ocm45729855
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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