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George Marshall : defender of the republic

Author: David L Roll
Publisher: New York : Dutton Caliber, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." Today, in our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Case studies
Military history
Biography
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Roll, David L., 1940-
George Marshall.
New York : Dutton Caliber, [2019]
(DLC) 2018055675
(OCoLC)1077572955
Named Person: George C Marshall; George C Marshall; George C Marshall; George C Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Roll
ISBN: 9781101990995 1101990996
OCLC Number: 1107877843
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 694 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Prologue: sacred trust --
Harvest of death --
Rumours of peace --
I will find a way --
Hands on Benning --
God help us all --
A time to plant --
The hour to reap has come --
Germany first --
Hardest fought debate --
He ruleth hs spirit --
The road to Rome --
Keep the main thing --
Great hope of China --
Vision of a new Europe --
Hope for those who need it --
Showdown in the oval office --
We will not be coerced --
Distressing necessity --
Eplogue: we commend thy servant George --
Photographs --
Acknowledgments --
A note on Chinese names --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: David L. Roll.

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"The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army's officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of army chief of staff in which Marshall's intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts--two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War--Marshall's education in military, diplomatic, and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders"--

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