Episode 27: Great (and Not So Great) American Generals

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People have to take vacations, even eminent military historians. So in this episode, recorded in late July as we anticipated a lapse, Victor discussed some of America’s premier generals, and what made them great — or, not so great. Among those discussed: George Washington, U.S. Grant, Dwight Eisenhower, William Sherman, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Matthew Ridgway, and some of the more prominent Native American chief: Cochise, Geronimo, and Sitting Bull. And a little shade is thrown at Benedict Arnold.

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The Victor Davis Hanson podcast is produced by Sarah Schutte.

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