Missouri State Archives
Five Stars: Missouri's Most Famous Generals
James F. Muench
November 12, 2009
56 minutes 06 seconds (56:06)
Missouri's history reveals many brave and adventurous military leaders. In Five Stars, James F. Muench profiles five of the best-known figures: Alexander William Doniphan, Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing, and Omar Bradley. These men represent a number of historical eras—from the Mexican-American War through World War II—and a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. Muench explores the lives and times of these celebrated generals and their roles in American history, particularly their battlefield exploits. While noting their diversity, Muench is also careful to emphasize the connections and commonalities among these leaders.