Douglas Kinnard s books include Presiden Eisenhower and Strategy Management: A Study in Defense Politics, Ike 1890-1990: A Pictorial History, and The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and the American Experience in Vietnam. A graduate of West Point, he served his country during three wars, retiring as a brigadier general. During his academic career, he held the posts of chief of military history for the U.S. Army and director of the Center for Military History. He joined the political science faculty of the University of Vermont in 1977 and was named professor emeritus in 1984. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.