Following the release of our Fall 2010 catalog, the University Press of Kentucky would like to introduce you to our upcoming titles. Over the next few weeks, we’ll spotlight one new title every day or so. We’ll give you all the information so you can start adding titles to your wishlist.
Coming October 2010:
The Way of Duty, Honor Country: The Memoir of Charles Pelot Summerall
Edited and Annotated by Timothy K. Nenninger
After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867-1955) launched a distinguished military career fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His remarkable service included brigade, division, and corps commands in World War I; duty as chief of staff of the U.S. Army from 1926 to 1930; and presidency of the Citadel for twenty years, where he was instrumental in establishing the school’s national reputation.
Previously available only in the Citadel’s archives, The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall offers an eyewitness account of a formative period in U.S. Army history. Edited and annotated by Timothy K. Nenninger, the memoir documents critical moments in American military history and details Summerall’s personal life, from his impoverished childhood in Florida to his retirement from the Citadel in 1953. From the perspective of both a soldier and a general, Summerall describes how the very nature of war changed irrevocably during his lifetime.
About the Author:
Timothy K. Nenninger is chief of the textual records reference staff at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.
“This book will give readers a long-overdue exposure to Summerall’s accounts of the many fascinating events of which he was a part, as well as an equally overdue window into the mind and character of this important American figure.” -Mark E. Grotelueschen, author of Doctrine Under Trial: American Artillery Employment in World War I