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George C. Marshall : soldier-statesman of the American century

Author: Mark A Stoler
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1989.
Series: Twayne's twentieth-century American biography series, no. 10.
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General George C. Marshall played a pivotal role in American history between 1939 and 1951. In this work, Mark Stoler integrates an extensive variety of primary and secondary sources, including Marshall's private papers, in the story of the frustrations and successes of Marshall's attempts to forge a workable military policy in World War II consistent with the basic principles of American democracy. Marshall, best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stoler, Mark A.
George C. Marshall.
Boston : Twayne Publishers, c1989
(OCoLC)654682796
Named Person: George C Marshall; George C Marshall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Stoler
ISBN: 0805777687 9780805777680 0805777857 9780805777857
OCLC Number: 18557053
Description: xii, 252 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Two worlds, 1880-1902 --
Young officer in a new army, 1902-15 --
The world war and after, 1914-24 --
Frustration, grief, and triumph, 1924-39 --
Preparing for the unpreparable, 1939-41 --
The struggle for a unified global strategy, 1941-43 --
The faces of power, 1943-45 --
The limits of power, 1944-47 --
Creating a new foreign policy, 1947-49 --
Denouement in Korea and at home, 1949-59.
Series Title: Twayne's twentieth-century American biography series, no. 10.
Responsibility: Mark A. Stoler.

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General George C. Marshall played a pivotal role in American history between 1939 and 1951. In this work, Mark Stoler integrates an extensive variety of primary and secondary sources, including Marshall's private papers, in the story of the frustrations and successes of Marshall's attempts to forge a workable military policy in World War II consistent with the basic principles of American democracy. Marshall, best remembered for the Marshall Plan, is made comprehensible as a strategist at the center of the most destructive conflict in world history.

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