The Resource George Marshall : Defender of the Republic, David L. Roll

George Marshall : Defender of the Republic, David L. Roll

Label
George Marshall : Defender of the Republic
Title
George Marshall
Title remainder
Defender of the Republic
Statement of responsibility
David L. Roll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roll, David L.
Dewey number
  • 973.918092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Marshall, George C.
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Political leadership
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
George Marshall : Defender of the Republic, David L. Roll
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 his 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 -- Epilogue: we commend thy servant George
Control code
sky294909275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 694 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101990971
Lccn
2018055675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
George Marshall : Defender of the Republic, David L. Roll
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 his 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 -- Epilogue: we commend thy servant George
Control code
sky294909275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 694 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101990971
Lccn
2018055675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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