A Question of Loyalty

by Douglas C. Waller

On Sale: 08/23/2005

A Question of Loyalty

by Douglas C. Waller

On Sale: 08/23/2005


About the Book

A Question of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and the man who proved in 1921 that planes could sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell was frustrated by the slow pace of aviation development, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the army and navy high commands -- and by inference the president -- of treason and criminal negligence in the way they conducted national defense. He was put on trial for insubordination in a spectacular court-martial that became a national obsession during the Roaring Twenties.

Uncovering a trove of new letters, diaries, and confidential documents, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a rich and revealing biography of Mitchell.

Critical Praise

Named to the Washington Post Book World’s “Best of 2004” list — Washington Post Book World

Named to the Chicago Tribune’s “Best of 2004” list — Chicago Tribune Books

Named to the Booklist Editors’ Choice 2004 list — Booklist

“Fascinating book” — John Lehman (member of the 9/11 Commission), Washington Post Book World

“Waller has probably done his best work ever in this recounting of Mitchell’s life and trial” — Booklist (starred review)

“Facinating . . . A Question of Loyalty is a must-read” — Wall Street Journal

“[A] fascinating well-told story of a military maverick’s life” — Chicago Tribune

“Don’t pass up Douglas Waller’s riveting read about the legendary Billy Mitchell, whose rebellion captivated a nation.” — Senator John McCain

“Buy this and get ready to hang on to your seats! A gripping true-life trial. I loved it.” — Greta Van Susteren, Fox News



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060505486
  • ISBN 10: 0060505486
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/23/2005
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LAW / Courts
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • BISAC4 : LAW / Legal History
  • BISAC6 : HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)
  • BISAC8 : HISTORY: Wars & Conflicts / World War II / European Theater
  • BISAC9 : HISTORY / Military / Aviation

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