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Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Andrew Marble

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

John Shalikashvili: From Boy on the Bridge to Top American General tells the captivating tale of how John Shalikashvili, a penniless, stateless World War II refugee achieved the American dream by ... More


Will It Play in Peoria?: June 2, 1954—Peoria, Illinois

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter is set in June 1952 in Peoria, Illinois, on the eve of high school graduation. Told from the perspective of Donna Bechtold, John Shalikashvili’s girlfriend, the chapter raises the theme ... More


Missy and Wartime Warsaw: October 1, 1944—Warsaw, Poland

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is a flashback to a refugee camp on the German-Polish border in October 1944, just after the end of the Warsaw Uprising. Told through the eyes of John Shalikashvili’s mother, Countess ... More


Countess Julie Pappenheim: Spring 1947—Pappenheim, Germany

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Set in Pappenheim, Germany, in 1947, the chapter continues the theme of nature vs. nurture by introducing John Shalikashvili’s great aunt, Countess Julie Pappenheim. As European aristocracy, the ... More


Oma and the Passing of the Old World: November 1952—Pappenheim, Germany

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter is set in a hospital room in Pappenheim, Germany, in November 1952, with the Shalikashvili family, set to leave for America, saying final goodbyes to John Shalikashvili’s grandmother, or ... More


Epilogue: The Meaning of a Life

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0023
Subject:
History, Military History

Drawing on the themes of nature vs. nurture and the role of luck, this closing chapter presents the author’s perspective on what John Shalikashvili’s life tells us about the determinants and meaning ... More


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