The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces (American Warriors) (Paperback)

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The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces (American Warriors) (Paperback)

By Alan Hoe, Peter J. Schoomaker (Foreword by)

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Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could never leave the army behind, and he went undercover in the clandestine operations to free American hostages from Iran in 1980.

The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces is the only biography of this exemplary soldier's life. Military historian Alan Hoe offers unique insight into Meadows, having served alongside him in 1960. The Quiet Professional is an insider's account that gives a human face to U.S. military strategy during the cold war. Major Meadows often claimed that he never achieved anything significant; The Quiet Professional proves otherwise, showcasing one of the great military minds of twentieth-century America.

Major Alan Hoe (ret.) served in the British Army Special Forces and is the author of several books, including Terrorism: Threat and Response and David Stirling: The Authorized Biography of the Creator of the SAS.
Product Details ISBN: 9780813144511
ISBN-10: 0813144515
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: September 11th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: American Warriors