Lemnitzer: Soldier (H)
- Provides new insights into the Bay of Pigs invasion - With Mark Clark Lemnitzer led one of World War II's most celebrated doak-and-dagger missions, ... Show synopsis - Provides new insights into the Bay of Pigs invasion - With Mark Clark Lemnitzer led one of World War II's most celebrated doak-and-dagger missions, a dangerous submarine trip behind German lines - Disguised as a civilian, he slipped into Switzerland to help negotiate the surrender of German forces in Italy Eight years after becoming a captain, Lyman L. Lemnitzer was a general and a key architect of some of World War II's most crucial campaigns. Toward the end of his distinguished 51-year career, Lemnitzer was at the peak of his profession -- Army chief of staff and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Eisenhower and then Kennedy. He gracefully overcame being unfairly blamed for the CIA's debacle in Cuba to serve brilliantly as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Drawing extensively on diaries, oral histories, personal correspondence, and recently released government files, L. James Binder paints a portrait of a good-natured, ordinary-seeming man of extraordinary courage and capability.