“Elegant and iconoclastic . . . clean . . . persuasive.”—NEW YORK occasions booklet REVIEW
Here is the 1st biography to supply a whole photo of the lifetime of George C. Marshall, leader of employees of the U.S. military from 1939 to 1945 and the army chief who truly ran global conflict II for the United States as he oversaw all body of workers and logistics.
Following Marshall from his formative years in western Pennsylvania and his education on the Virginia army Institute to his function in the course of and after international struggle II and his loss of life in 1959 on the age of seventy-eight, this biography casts mild at the thought he took from historic function types, comparable to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, and his relationships with army brass, the Washington political institution, and global leaders, from Harry Truman to Chiang Kai-shek. It additionally explores Marshall’s triumphs and defeats in the course of international battle II, and his contributions via severe years of the rising chilly War—including the transformative Marshall Plan, which stored Western Europe from Soviet domination, and his failed try to unite China’s Nationalists and Communists.
Based on exhaustive learn and full of wealthy element, George Marshall is certain to be hailed because the definitive paintings on probably the most influential figures in American history.
“A grand yet really apt biography of a desirable man.”—Evan Thomas, writer of Ike’s Bluff