By Douglas C. Waller
A query of Loyalty plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. military Air provider in the course of global conflict I and the fellow who proved in 1921 that planes may perhaps sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell used to be annoyed by means of the gradual speed of aviation improvement, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the military and military excessive instructions -- and through inference the president -- of treason and legal negligence within the method they carried out nationwide security. He used to be wear trial for insubordination in a superb court-martial that turned a countrywide obsession in the course of the Roaring Twenties.
Uncovering a trove of recent letters, diaries, and exclusive records, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a wealthy and revealing biography of Mitchell.
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