I've been reading George Elsey's book "A Unplanned Life" and recommend it to anyone interested in an excellent book of military and political issues that occurred during World War II. It is very well written and a pleasure to read.
George, following an exceptional eduction (Princeton. Harvard/ M.I.T. and etc.), entered the U.S.Navy, and then the Federal Government. His span of work dated from the time of F.D.R. to the Presidency of Harry Truman.
It was my good fortune to be a friend of Mr. Elsey. He was a member of my small Orange County Book Club, and attended every month. To my knowledge he never missed a meeting until he retired at 97 years of age. Sadly, he passed away not long after.
He was the senior member of the club and his input valued by all 8 of us.
George led a wonderful and important life and happened to be "in the right place at the right time" to be a participate in a tumultuous period of American history.