Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

Bradley, Omar N.


U.S. Army general who was one of the prominent commanders during World War II.  

October 2000

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Bradley, Omar N.
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Brittanica Online site offers photo and brief profile.

Creative Quotations from Omar Bradley.
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Omar Nelson Bradley.
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Biographical article, with several photos.

Speech in Honor of General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley.
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Delivered by U. S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof, November 1999.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

American Military Leaders. Roger J. Spiller, editor. New York, Praeger, 1989. 416 p.
Bradley, pp 20-23.
Book call no.: 923.5 A512

Blumenson, Martin and Stokesbury, James L. Masters of the Art of Command. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1975. 393 p.
Book call no.: 923.573 B658m

Bradley, Omar N. A General's Life: An Autobiography. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1983. 752 p.
Book call no.: 92 B811g

The Challenge of Military Leadership, edited by Lloyd J. Matthews and Dale E. Brown. Washington, Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1989. 167 p.
On Leadership, by Omar Bradley, pp 3-9.
Book call no.: 355.33041 C437

Current Biography. 1943. New York, H. W. Wilson, 1944. 896 p.
Omar Bradley, pp 68-70.
Book call no.: R 920.02 C976 1943

Dictionary of American Military Biography Volume 1, edited by Roger J. Spiller and others. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1984. 419p.
Bradley, Omar Nelson, pp 108-111. 
Book call no.: R 923.573 D554 v.1

Generals of the Army. Washington, Dunleavy Publishing Company, 1953. 59 p.
Bradley, Omar Nelson, Feb 1953, pp 9-12.
Book call no.: R 923.5 G326 v.1 Feb 1953-January 1954

Great Lives from History: American Series, edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA, Salem Press, 1987. 5 vols.
Bradley, pp 280-284.
Book Call no.: R 920.073 G786 v.1

Irving, David J. C. The War Between the Generals. New York, Congdon & Lattes, 1981. 446 p.
Book call no.: 940.5412 I72w

James, D. Clayton. A Time for Giants: Politics of the American High Command in World War II. New York, Franklin Watts, 1987. 317 p.
Ike's "Master Tactician": Bradley, pp 213-223. See index for other references to Bradley.
Book call no.: 940.540973 J27t

Janowitz, Morris. The Professional Soldier: A Soldier and Political Portrait. Glencoe, IL, Free Press, 1960. 464p.
Book call no.: 355.1 J34p

Leckie, Robert. Delivered From Evil: The Saga of World War II. New York, Harper & Row, 1987. 998 p.
See index for references to Bradley.
Book call no.: 940.53 L461d

MacDonald, Callurn A. Korea: The War Before Vietnam. New York, Free Press, 1986. 330 p.
Consult index for references to Gen Bradley.
Book call no.: 951.9042 M135k

Mason, David. Who's Who in World War II. Boston, Little, Brown, 1978. 363 p. Bradley, Omar, pp 35-42. 
Book call no.: R 923.5 M398w

Mylander, Maureen. The Generals: Making It, Military Style. New York, Dial Press, 1974. 397 p. 
Book call no.: 355.33 M997g

Pratt, Fletcher. Eleven Generals: Studies in American Command. New York, William Sloane, 1949. 335 p.
Omar Bradley: Tactician of the West, pp 297-355.
Book call no.: 923.573 P914e

Puryear, Edgar F. Nineteen Stars. Orange, VA, Green, 1994. 437p.
Book call no.: 923.573 P986n 1994

Schoenebaum, Eleanora W., editor. Political Profiles: The Truman Years. New York, Facts on File,  1978. 714 p.
Bradley, Omar (Nelson), pp 50-51.
Book call no.: R 920.073 P769 v.1

Shoemaker, Robert H. and Paris, Leonard A. Famous American Generals. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1946. 218 p.
Bradley, Omar N., pp 138-151.
Book call no.: 923.573 S559f

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Field Marshal Sir Michael Carver. Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, by Forrest Pogue, pp 538-553.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253

The War Reports of General of the Army George C. Marshall. General of the Arm; H. H. Arnold and Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1947. 801 p.
Book call no.: 940.5373 W25

Webb, Willard J. and Cole, Ronald H. The Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Washington, GPO,1989. 159. 
Bradley, pp 38-43, 133-134.
Book call no.: R 355.33042 W368c

Webster's American Military Biographies. Springfield, MA, G & C Merriam, 1978. 548 p.
Bradley, Omar Nelson, pp 38-39.
Book call no.: R 923.5 W38S


Granier, Thomas R. Analysis of Operation Cobra and the Falaise Gap Maneuvers in World War II. Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1985. 42 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 G759a

Lusey, Rodney S. Operational Principles: A Study of General Omar Bradley and Field Marshal Eric von Manstein in World War II. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1985. 107 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 L968o

Melody, Paul E. General Omar Bradley and the Korean War: A Study in Modern Strategic Leader Competence. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 1998. 39 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 M528g

Montemarano, Anthony S. Operation Overlord: A Case Study of the Command and Control Aspects of the Operational Art. National War College, National Defense University, Ft McNair, DC, 1986. 1 vol.
Doc call no.: MU 42279-23 M777o

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Leader Development Program: Historical Readings in Military Leadership. Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1984. 1 vol.
Omar N. Bradley, pp 1-1/1-28.
Doc. call no.: M-U 36500-24


Barnett, Jeffery R. Great Soldiers on Airpower. Airpower Journal 12:17-28 Winter 1998.
Includes brief discussion of
Bradley's book, Effect of Air Power on Military Operations, Western Europe.

Blumenson, Martin. General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, 1893-1981. Army 31:16-19 May 1981.

Bradley, Omar N. Leadership. Military Review 46:48-53 September 1966.

Bradley, Omar N. Leadership. Parameters 1:28 Winter 1972.

Bradley, Omar N. Leadership Training and National Security. Army Information Digest 7:34-38 August 1952

Bradley, Omar N. Lessons of Leadership: Organizing with Confidence. Nation's Business 57:42-43+ April 1969.

Bradley, Omar N. On Leadership. Parameters 11:2-7 September 1981.

Bradley, Omar N. U.S. Military Policy: 1950. Combat Forces 1:5-11 October 1950.

Bradley, Omar N. The War America Fought. Life 30:83-90+ April  9 1951; 30:91-94+ April 16 1951, 30:88-94+ Apr 23 1951; 30:57-58+ April 30, 1951.

Brown, John M. First-Class Fighting Man. Saturday Review 36:25-26+ September 26, 1953.

Destroy the Enemy. Time 44:24-27 December 4, 1944.

Garland, Albert N. They Had Charisma: Marshall, Bradley, Patton, Eisenhower; from the Papers of Lt Gen Raymond S. McLain. Army 21:26-31 May 1971.

Jordan, Thomas M. Battle Command: Bradley and Ridgway in the Battle of the Bulge. Military Review 80: 95-98 March-April 2000.

Kingseed, Cole C. Formidable Array of Warriors. Army 46: 46-48+ May 1996.

Kingseed, Cole C. Operation Cobra: Prelude to Breakout. Military Review 74:64-66 July 1994.
Relates the carrying out of `Operation Cobra' plan by General Omar Bradley during the Normandy Campaign in World War II.

Kingseed, Cole C. World War II's Army Group Commanders: Travails and Triumphs. Army 47:42-49 January 1997.

Middleton, Drew. General Who Outblitzed the Nazis. New York Times Magazine, pp 5+, September  10, 1944..

Middleton, Drew. Soldier Made in America. New York Times Magazine, pp 8+, May 7, 1944.

Pratt, Fletcher. The Tactician of the West. Infantry Journal 61:4-14 December 1947; 62:52-56 January 1948; 62: 19-25 February 1948.

Robinson, Donald. General Omar N. Bradley. American Mercury 67:671-678 December 1948.

A Study in Leadership--One of the Greatest. Military Review 49: 18-27 December 1969.

Wedekind, Lothar H. General of the Army Omar N. Bradley: The 'Soldiers' Soldier' Is Still on Active Duty. Air Force Times (Times Magazine Supplement), pp 18-20, August 7, 1978.

Wertenbaker, Charles C. Omar Nelson Bradley, History and the Plan Place Greatness Within the Grasp of a Quiet Man from Missouri. Life 16:100-102+ June 5, 1944.

Where Do We Go From Here? Time 56:13-16 July 24, 1950.

White, William S. Bradley Speaks Softly but Carries a Big Stick. New York Times Magazine, pp 10+, August 14, 1949.

White, William S. Nicest Guy in Washington. Collier's 124:32+ October 29, 1949.


Combat Action: The Fighting Generals. Santa Monica, CA, Ferde Grofe Films, [1985?]. 1 videocassette, 120 min.
Four official Army programs of the battlefield commanders who made military history. Includes Bradley, Patton, MacArthur, and Stilwell.
Video call no.: 940.540973 C729

General Omar Bradley. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
Salute to the general who George Marshall called "the finest Group Commander in any nation's ground forces."
Video call no.: 92 B811

Masters of War. Blitzkrieg: The Battle for France. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
German General Heinz Guderian conquers France in 1940 with his blitzkrieg of tank warfare. Four years later, Omar Bradley expands on Guderian's methods to liberate the country with a massive blitzkrieg of mechanized armored divisions.
Video call no.: 940.54214 M423

Masters of War. D-Day: Day of Decision. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
WWII's most momentous battle pits the great leaders of the Allied forces, including Bradley, against their Axis rivals.
Video call no.: 940.5421 M423

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