“For insight into the service of the Navy’s youngest CNO, one should read Larry Berman’s Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. Berman’s book is thorough, a result of numerous interviews and countless hours of archival research. Intimate details clearly required discussions with those close…
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Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations during the decades-long Cold War crisis, Zumwalt implemented major strategic innovations that endure to this day, especially in his campaign against racism and sexism throughout the fleet.
Larry Berman, the author of Perfect Spy, offers a fascinating, detailed look at an extraordinary man—winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom—an inspiring portrait of leadership that is essential in these troubled times.