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George C. Marshall: Soldier Statesman of the American Century By Mark A. Stoler,

  • Title: George C. Marshall: Soldier Statesman of the American Century
  • Author: Mark A. Stoler
  • ISBN: 9780805777857
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 devisingIn 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.
    George C Marshall Soldier Statesman of the American Century 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

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    1. George Catlett Marshall was born on December 31, 1880 in Uniontown, PA He did not attend West Point but followed his brother Stuart to VMI He was spurred to achievement when he overheard a conversation in which Stuart did not want him to attend VMI for fear of his embarrassing the family Not only did he not embarrass the family but he went on to become a campus leader at VMI Thus began his military life in service to his country He was mentored during WW I by General Pershing with whom he remain [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Like most people with only a cursory knowledge of American history, I had thought that Marshall s claim to fame was largely based on the celebrated plan to rebuild Europe after the Second World War I d never realized that it had been Marshall s managerial and planning skills that had made victory possible in the first place But Stoler s George C Marshall Soldier Statesman of the American Century sets the record straight No single person in the twentieth century had [...]

    3. Interesting read about how powerful the Army s Chief of Staff was during WWII Thankfully we had his skillset and reputation to guide the creation of the Army during that timeframe Starts with Marshall s experience in the Philippines and goes through the details of WWII.

    4. This was a fascinating book about an often overlooked, but critical, World War II leader General Marshall was responsible for the Marshall Plan to restore economic vitality to Western Europe, and the first pick, before Eisenhower, to lead Overlord.

    5. This an excellent short and readable biography by one of the preeminent Marshall scholars Had the opportunity to hear a lecture by Professor Stoler Recently Stoler was named the Director of the Marshall Library at VMI.

    6. George Marshall was involved in most of the 20th century foreign affairs His clear mind and careful decisions made all the difference A true hero.

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