Colonel Elbridge Colby was a U.S. Army officer, as well as an author and professor of English who taught at several different universities. He is perhaps better known, however, as the father of William Egan Colby (4 January 1920–27 April 1996), who among other things served as Director of Central Intelligence from September 1973 to January 1976.
Books in order of publication:
Army Talk: A Familiar Dictionary of Soldier Speech – 1942
Masters Of Mobile Warfare: Marlborough, Frederick, Napoleon – 1943
The First Army In Europe 1943-1945 – 1969