The Papers of George Catlett Marshall:

The Papers of George Catlett Marshall: "We Cannot Delay," July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941


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"If Europe blazes in the late spring or summer, we must put our house in order before the sparks reach the Western Hemisphere."
(Testimony before the subcommittee on the War Department of the House Appropriations Committee, Februar, 23, 1940)

"We have a great Army in the making; it is coming into its own; it needs things, but it needs more than anything else the understanding and appreciative support from every side and on every hand in thir country."
(Speech to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, April 29, 1941)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801825538
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1986
Series: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall
Pages: 840
Sales rank: 1,103,098
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Larry I. Bland is editor of the Marshall Papers Project, published under the auspices of the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia. Sharon Ritenour Stevens is associate editor of the Marshall Papers Project.

Table of Contents

Guide to Editorial Policies
Chronology, 1939-41
Acting Chief of Staff
The Time Factor
Watchful Waiting
Step by Step
No Royal Road
A Heavy Task
Rich man's Table
A Great Army in the Making
A Capacity for Leadership
Peak of Difficulties
Appendix 1. Principal War Department Officials (1939-41) and Organization Chart (1941)
Appendix 2. Published Congressional Testimony of George C. Marshall, 1939-46

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