This story of the beloved "Soldiers' General" takes us from action-filled ball games at West Point through exciting details and inside stories of the battles of World War II. Omar Bradley's boldness in command resulted in the spectacular victory in Tunis, the daring decision to break through in Normandy, and the plan which helped turn the tide in the "Battle of the Bulge." Yet, this soft spoken commander of thousands of men in Italy and England, dressed like a GI, shunned publicity, and in his concern for his men, roamed the front lines and personally brought words of encouragement to the soldiers before battle. His concern for all mankind and the peace of the world are best expressed in his own words, "Wars can be prevented as surely as they are provoked. We who fail to prevent them must share the guilt of the dead." The author provides a fine overview of Bradley's career and shows, through the inclusion of many specific personal incidents, why this great man was considered "the soldiers' general."