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Military Career of General Creighton Abrams

New York City
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Military historian and retired lieutenant colonel Lewis Sorley talks about his book “Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times.” In the lecture, Colonel Sorley chronicles the life and career of General Abrams, who was military commander for the last five years of the Vietnam War. He argues that Abrams is America’s greatest general since Ulysses S. Grant.  Sorley focuses on his military career from World War II, where Abrams was a tank commander who earned the Distinguished Service Cross, to Vietnam, where he oversaw the withdrawal of most U.S. Army forces. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event.         

Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:31am (ET)

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