Leonard Wood, administrator, soldier, and citizen

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWilliam Herbert Hobbs

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ORGANIZING THE AMERICAN ARMY FOR DEFENCE General Wood's splendid health and vigor--Return to the United States to command the Department of the East--Devotes himself to preparing army for defence--The Massachusetts manoeuvres of 1909--Encourages rifle practice in schools-- Sounds the warning to prepare--Raised to the head of the army by President Taft--Regroups the army stations so as to resist invasion--Moves to abandon needless posts--Opposition aroused in Congress--"Joker" aimed at him in army bill--Economies introduced in the army--Advocates large expansion of army at reduction of cost--Attacks system of bureau chiefs--The Texas troop concentration of 1911-- Encourages military training in colleges--The idea of the Reserve Officers' Corps--Devises the Plattsburg Camps-- Declares undeveloped resources useless in war. It was in 1910 that Leonard Wood, his remarkable work in the Moro Province concluded, underwent a surgical operation upon his skull to remedy a serious condition resulting from the fracture due to a blow years before. This operation was successfully performed and less than a month thereafter he was en route to the Argentine as special ambassador, engaging daily in hard contests using the medicine ball with Admiral Stanton and his staff; and General Wood has since continued to possess that perfect health and vigor and that wonderful physical energy which spring from muscular strength when combined with an iron constitution. One of the strong impressions which is carried away from every meeting with him is a radiation of energy quite independent of motion and suggesting an enormous reserve of physical power. This impression is only accentuated by the rather noticeable lameness of the left leg due to a vicious kick from a mettlesome horse...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ORGANIZING THE AMERICAN ARMY FOR DEFENCE General Wood's splendid health and vigor--Return to the United States to command ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230784

ISBN - 13:9780217230780

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