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Walton, George H.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 5,180 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biography  Genealogy  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: D763.I8, 940.5421
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Most widely held works about George H Walton
 
Most widely held works by George H Walton
The Devil's Brigade by Robert H Adleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Force that became the Green Berets
Rome fell today by Robert H Adleman( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faint the trumpet sounds : the life and trial of Major Reno by John Upton Terrell( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentinel of the plains : Fort Leavenworth and the American West by George Walton( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has played a vital role in the maturing processes of both the United States Army and the United States. Lewis and Clark, whose expedition introduced the Louisiana Purchase to the American people, were the initial instruments of that spirit of "Manifest Destiny" which eventuated in the establishment of Fort Leavenworth, a post that was to play an instrumental role in the "settling" of the West and every American war fought after 1827. The fort, built by Colonel Leavenworth between Missouri and Little Platte rivers, was, from its inception, located in a storm center of American history. The area known as Kansas adapted violently to civilization's cultivating hoe. Indians, the original landowners, through unhonored treaties and brute force, were systematically pushed off their land; Brigham Young and his "fanatical" brethren tried unsuccessfully to sink roots there; ferocious fighting between slave owners and abolitionists gave currency to the term "Bleeding Kansas"; during the Civil War Kansas was the scene of the savage battle known as "Gettysburg of the West." After the Union's victory and the eventual pacification of the area, the post became the first Army Tactical School in a pilot program that proved to be extremely successful; Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Patton were three of many Leavenworth graduates who distinguished themselves in World War II. The Fort and Kansas have experienced numerous transitions, but the importance of Leavenworth in America's defense is still vital today. Carefully researched and vividly written, George Walton's Sentinel of the Plains follows in fascinating detail the forced march American civilization made "from Sea to shining Sea" -- Book jacket
Fearless and free : the Seminole Indian War, 1835-1842 by George Walton( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The champagne campaign by Robert H Adleman( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve events that changed our world by George Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tarnished shield; a report on today's Army by George Walton( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasted generation by George Walton( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than half of the young men called up by Selective Service are so fat, maladjusted, or illiterate that they are rejected for military service. Out of every four youths summoned for the draft, two will pass -- mostly because the standards have been lowered enough to accommodate their flabby bodies and unlettered minds. Of the other two out of four, one will flunk a relatively primitive intelligence test, one of whose questions may be based on the sentence, "It was a small table." The applicant is then asked whether "sturdy," "round," "cheap," or "little" is a word most like "small." The other rejectee will flunk the physical -- probably because he is simply too fat. This book, by a man who saw this shameful story firsthand, reveals the shocking facts of a national scandal: Each year, reaching manhood in this prosperous nation, are nearly 1,000,000 young men who are physical or mental cripples. Over half of the youths who are shown to be illiterate in the intelligence test are eighth grade graduates. And 6 1/2% of them actually hold high school diplomas. How can a person complete 14 years of formal schooling and still be unable to read? How can a nation that boasts of its education system produce illiterate high school graduates? Colonel Walton pondered these and similar questions as a planning officer in the Selective Service national headquarters. A study he made first revealed the wide dimensions of the rejectee scandal. Now he is revealing the scandal to the readers of this book. Colonel Walton offers no easy solution to a problem so vast. First, he says, "We need to take a long, hard look at our home life, at public school health programs, at community recreational facilities, and at an educational system which allows boys -- and girls as well -- to waste year after year in schools which fail to teach them to read adequately or to do simple arithmetic." In this book, Colonel Walton does take a long, hard look at a society that is producing such a tragically huge human scrap heap. Bluntly, yet authoritatively, he makes recommendations that are bound to touch off controversies in many homes -- and, he hopes, in Congress itself. - Jacket flap
Let's end the draft mess by George Walton( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposals for abolishing inequities in the military draft by a planning officer in the U.S. Selective Service System
Oggi è caduta Roma by Robert H Adleman( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's Brigade by William Holden( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the formation, training and battle exploits of World War II's renowned Special Service Force
Captain Madam by George Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La brigata del diavolo by George Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abstract of Sentinel of the plains : Fort Leavenworth and the American West by George Walton( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Akuma no ryodan( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Walton, George

Walton, George, 1904-

Walton, George H.

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