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James Maurice "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin (born as James Nally Ryan; March 22, 1907 – February 23, 1990) was a prominent Lieutenant General in the United States Army during World War II. He was also referred to as "The Jumping General", because of his practice of taking part in combat drops with the paratroopers whom he commanded.

Gavin was the youngest U.S. Major General commanding a division during World War II. During combat, he was known for his habit of carrying an M1 Garand rifle, as opposed to the pistols traditionally carried by officers.

His men respected him a great deal, affectionately referring to him as "Slim Jim" due to his athletic figure. Gavin fought against segregation in the U.S. Army, which gained him some notoriety.

Among his decorations, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He was also awarded the British Distinguished Service Order.

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Total Books: 7
ON TO BERLIN
1992 - On to Berlin (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553228960
ISBN-10: 055322896X
Genre: History
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On to Berlin  Battles of an Airborn Commander 1943-1946
1984 - On to Berlin Battles of an Airborn Commander 1943-1946 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553341324
ISBN-10: 0553341324
Genre: History
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On to Berlin Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-46
1979 - On to Berlin Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-46 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780850522518
ISBN-10: 085052251X
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On to Berlin
1978 - On to Berlin (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670525171
ISBN-10: 0670525170
Genre: History
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On to Berlin Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-1946
On to Berlin Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-1946 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553149746
ISBN-10: 0553149741
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Airborne Warfare
Airborne Warfare (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898390292
ISBN-10: 089839029X
Genre: History
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Crisis Now
Crisis Now (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781125181430
ISBN-10: 1125181435
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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