General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman

General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman

by Ed Cray Comp
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ISBN-10:
0815410425
ISBN-13:
9780815410423
Pub. Date:
07/01/2000
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always wanted a good biography and this was a great one on General George Marshall. This book deals with his time as chief of staff, secretary of defense and secretay of state.
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In-Quest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in early 2001. Ever since then I marvel at how little the average American knows or remembers what he did for his country. He ran the American military for President Roosevelt from just prior to America entering World War II until the War was won. He later served as Secretary of State. He came close to commanding the Allied invasion at Normandy but, Roosevelt felt he was more valuable to him in Washington. Many believe if had gotten that command instead of Eisenhower he may have become President of the United States. There was a very unscientific internet poll of the 100 greatest Americans. I recently saw the list. I think it sad that George Marshall is not listed. If you want to read about a person who served his country, this is a great story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Shows Marshall as a Prime Mover. He was not always at center stage on the world scene but he was the one that enabled others to be there. WWII, Korea, the Cold War would had been radically different had Marshall not been there with possibly catastrophic consequences. His influence extends beyond his lifetime in the way he shaped the State Department and Defense. He was a model for Dean Acheson and Eisenhower strove very hard to duplicate his way of doing business.