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

Andrew Marble


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 being appointed the thirteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking officer in the US military, during the Clinton administration. Through a gripping narrative covering his wartime upbringing, aristocratic family background, parental influence, immigrant experience, and betrayals by loved ones—particularly by his high school girlfriend and by his father’s affiliation with the Waf ... More

Keywords: John Shalikashvili, the American dream, US military, World War II, Clinton administration, immigrant, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, nature vs. nurture, determinants of success, leadership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813178028
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Marble, author