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"--
  • George Catlett Marshall's selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. 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. Roll shows that Marshall's education in military, diplomatic, and political power runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. -- adapted from jacket
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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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.M37
LC item number
R65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Marshall, George C.
  • United States
  • Marshall, George C.
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Political leadership
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Command of troops
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Generals
  • Political and social views
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Label
George Marshall : defender of the republic, David L. Roll
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 662-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Sacred trust -- Harvest of death -- Rumours of peace -- I will find a way -- Hands on Benning -- God help up 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
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 control number
40029275572
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1077572955
  • (OCoLC)on1077572955
Label
George Marshall : defender of the republic, David L. Roll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 662-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Sacred trust -- Harvest of death -- Rumours of peace -- I will find a way -- Hands on Benning -- God help up 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
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 control number
40029275572
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1077572955
  • (OCoLC)on1077572955

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