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Soldier: the Memoirs of Matthew B. Ridgway
Soldier: the Memoirs of Matthew B. Ridgway
By General Matthew B. Ridgway, as Told to Harold H. Martin
Harper, 1956, 371 pp.

Apart from providing a real sense of the man, the principal interest of these memoirs, which add little to military history, is in the background they provide for General Ridgway's criticism, while Army Chief of Staff, of recent American defense planning and budgeting.