George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

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In a career that paralleled the emergence of the United States as an international power, Marshall was a participant in every significant event contributing to the nation's status as a superpower. From his first combat duty in the Philippines at the turn of the century, through both World Wars, into the cold war and the Korea conflict, Marshall was a key figure in devising and implementing U.S. military strategies and foreign policies. Stoler emphasizes the years 1939-1951, while Marshall served as World War II ...
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In a career that paralleled the emergence of the United States as an international power, Marshall was a participant in every significant event contributing to the nation's status as a superpower. From his first combat duty in the Philippines at the turn of the century, through both World Wars, into the cold war and the Korea conflict, Marshall was a key figure in devising and implementing U.S. military strategies and foreign policies. Stoler emphasizes the years 1939-1951, while Marshall served as World War II army chief of staff, special presidential representative to China, secretary of state at the beginning of the cold war, and Korean War secretary of defense.

Mark Stoler's book is unique in its merging of military and diplomatic history with biography. A valuable contribution to the emerging field of national security policy history, George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century is the first single-volume scholarly biography of this important figure. A chronology and bibliographic essay are included.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    We were lucky to have this gentleman serving our country!

    In a day where many Americans are disillusioned by the service of those in our government, it is nice to know we could still get someone like George Marshall again if we are as lucky this century as we were in the last.
    My dad and some of my uncles served under this man. It is nice to know they were being trained and watched over by such a man.
    I think if I could time travel I would go back and observe this man in action. Snap a few photos of him for my collection.

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