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The Resource A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation, Douglas Waller

A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation, Douglas Waller

Label
A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation
Title
A question of loyalty
Title remainder
Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Waller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It had all the ingredients of a movie drama: a scandal that grips Washington and touches the White House; bitter battles and backroom intrigue at the highest levels of the U.S. military; glamorous women who make or break the careers of powerful men; a high-stakes trial with a celebrity defendant who captures the nation's attention. A Question of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and the man who proved in 1921 that planes could sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell was frustrated by the slow pace of aviation development, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the army and navy high commands, and by inference the president, of treason and criminal negligence in the way they conducted national defense. He was put on trial for insubordination in a spectacular court-martial that became a national obsession during the Roaring Twenties
Summary
Documents the events surrounding the 1920s trial of a World War I army air service leader, describing his accusations of treason and criminal negligence against the president and other officers, and his seven-week court martial
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156445
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waller, Douglas C
Dewey number
343.73/0143
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF7642.M58
LC item number
W35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mitchell, William
  • Trials (Military offenses)
  • Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation
Label
A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation, Douglas Waller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exile -- Flight of the Shenandoah -- "Criminal ... treasonable" -- Mitchell problem -- Tribunal -- Challenge -- Promise -- "Not guilty" -- Love -- Insubordination and the truth -- War -- Preparing for battle -- Triumph -- Tables turned -- Pearl Harbor -- Bombshell -- Reinforcements -- Prelude -- Cross-examination -- "Crushing" -- "Damned rot" -- Siege -- "Lawless" -- Verdict -- Resignation -- Periphery -- End -- Epilogue -- Source notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
20995883
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780060505479
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004042899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060505479
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54349569
  • (OCoLC)54349569
Label
A question of loyalty : Gen. Billy Mitchell and the court-martial that gripped the nation, Douglas Waller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Exile -- Flight of the Shenandoah -- "Criminal ... treasonable" -- Mitchell problem -- Tribunal -- Challenge -- Promise -- "Not guilty" -- Love -- Insubordination and the truth -- War -- Preparing for battle -- Triumph -- Tables turned -- Pearl Harbor -- Bombshell -- Reinforcements -- Prelude -- Cross-examination -- "Crushing" -- "Damned rot" -- Siege -- "Lawless" -- Verdict -- Resignation -- Periphery -- End -- Epilogue -- Source notes -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
20995883
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780060505479
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004042899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060505479
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54349569
  • (OCoLC)54349569

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