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15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even supported and protected each other throughout their celebrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
15 stars.
New York : Free Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608558647
Named Person: Douglas MacArthur; George C Marshall; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Douglas MacArthur; George C Marshall; Dwight D Eisenhower; Douglas MacArthur; George C Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Weintraub
ISBN: 9780743275279 0743275276
OCLC Number: 124074718
Description: xvi, 541 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : intersected lives --
"Our tails are in the air" --
Managing the shop --
Sea changes --
Dreaming of commands --
Counterparts --
Turning to offense --
Running a war, and running for office --
The best man --
Goodenough Island to Grosvenor Square --
"A satisfactory foothold" --
Victory delayed --
Reclaiming the lost ground --
The end of the end --
Postwar postings --
Postwar bureaucracies --
MacArthur's war and Eisenhower's peace --
General to president --
Fading away --
Afterword : opportunity, celebrity, personality.
Other Titles: Fifteen stars
Responsibility: Stanley Weintraub.
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In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even supported and protected each other throughout their celebrated careers. In the public mind they stood for glamour, integrity, and competence. The story of their interconnected lives opens a fascinating window onto some of the twentieth century's most crucial events, revealing the personalities behind the public images and showing how much of a difference three men can make. This book presents the intertwined lives of these three great men against the sweeping background of six unforgettable decades, from two world wars to the Cold War.--From publisher description.

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