General for less . . .

Speaking of discounts and such, my biography of Omar Bradley is now available at a special price at bookstores and on-line. You can get it at Amazon for $11.98. Here's the link.

One of these days I'll have to write a blog entry on the general and his rifle. He was an excellent shot, and carried the gun with him through the war. He'd fire at dive-bombing enemy planes, and according to one story (which unfortunately I was never able to verify, though it certainly rings true) went after a sniper on Sicily.

The only time I can document that he came close to losing his temper was when his aides forgot to bring his rifle along during one of his several-times-a-day visits to the front lines. He ended up having to suck wind in a trench while under attack by enemy planes, and didn't like it one bit.

The aides never forgot the gun again.

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