A Question Of Loyalty
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A Question Of Loyalty : General Billy Mitchell & The Court Marshall That Gripped The Nation

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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.

Uncovering a trove of new letters, diaries, and confidential documents, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a rich and revealing biography of Mitchell.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 136.14 x 204.22 x 28.96mm | 412.77g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060505486
  • 9780060505486
  • 2,180,880

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Named to the Washington Post Book World's "Best of 2004" list--Washington Post Book World
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