George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

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 t The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall?America?s most distinguished soldier?statesman sinc...

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Title:George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
Author:David L. Roll
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:704 pages pages

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic Reviews

  • Chrissie
    Jun 25, 2019
    ******************** The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler 4 stars ...
  • Linda
    Aug 22, 2019
    I really enjoyed learning the details of this great American's life; probably more so because I live in a community that honors him in many ways, although he lived here for just brief two years 1936-38 (the happy years, his wife described) overseeing a somewhat insignificant Army post ...
  • Steve
    Jul 19, 2019
    I never read a full biography of George Marshall, until now. I have read about him in other books but this is the first full biography I read about him. This was an interesting book. George Marshall was chief of staff of the United States Army during World War II and worked behind the ...
  • Barb
    Jul 26, 2019
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  • Jim
    Sep 07, 2019
    An outstanding look at the life and long service to our country of a selfless individual.  While for many decisions he made history has judged him harshly, maybe too harshly is some cases, this book presents his service as above reproach in a clear and honest manner. We all should be ...
  • Keith Shively
    Jul 29, 2019
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  • Philipp
    Aug 05, 2019
    A new biography of George Marshall, who, let's say, had a long life: WW1 veteran, head of a military school, lived in China for a few years, then Chief of Staff in WW2, then Secretary of State, later Defense, the guy who came up with the Marshall Plan (still a positive figure in my nat...
  • Steve Bookman
    Aug 13, 2019
    Masterful, sometimes genuinely surprising biography of one of the true indispensable American statesmen and soldiers of the 20th Century. Buttressed by a full bibliography and set of footnotes. ...
  • Eric Wishman
    Jul 29, 2019
    I?ve always thought that George C. Marshall deserved a great, one volume account of his life that would interest a broad audience. While Forrest Pogue is Marshall?s definitive biographer, his four volumes might be too much for most so I?ve been hoping for something like Truman by...
  • Joseph Sciuto
    Aug 19, 2019
    A CURIOUS VIEW: ?GEORGE MARSHALL: DEFENDER OF THE REPUBLIC,? BY DAVID L. ROLL In President John F. Kennedy?s 1961 inaugural address he famously asks, ?And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country?? In the hei...
  • Andrew Carr
    Aug 16, 2019
    When the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was weighing up who to give command of Operation Overlord to (the D-Day invasion of Europe to defeat the Nazis), he mused that it should deservedly go to George Marshall so that 'he may be remembered by history as the great man he is'. ...
  • Scott
    Jul 15, 2019
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  • Mac Wrigley
    Sep 11, 2019
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  • William J.
    Aug 26, 2019
    This is the most informative biography of George Marshall that I have read. David Roll does an outstanding job detailing the life of the General and Secretary. There were a couple of issues identified by the author that caused me to reexamine my understanding of them. One aspect of soc...
  • Tony Harte
    Sep 08, 2019
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  • Chris Walls
    Sep 01, 2019
    Loved it and learned a lot about a great man. ...
  • John Bohnert
    Aug 28, 2019
    I'm so glad that I read this biography of George Marshall. Wow, I'm very impressed with all that he accomplished. He deserves to be remembered today for his outstanding service to America. ...
  • Liz
    Aug 18, 2019
    This is a long and detailed book about the life of a very accomplished man. Just when you think he couldn't attain anything more, he does and does it with finesse and commitment. He was an extraordinary figure; not perfect in some ways but his accomplishments are amazing. I doubt we wi...
  • Scott Pierce
    Sep 01, 2019
    No matter how much the reader knows about the period of time WWI to Korea, there are nuggets to be learned here. Remarkable how Marshall was involved in every major world event of this period. My only criticism of Roll is that while he does consider criticism of Marshall, he almost alw...
  • Elliott
    Sep 03, 2019
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  • Steven Potts
    Aug 09, 2019
    The best biography of George Marshall I have read and I have read a few. A well-written book with obvious research done of the latest government papers available. Clarifies many innuendos and stories about the man and his relationship with FDR and Truman. Puts a clearer picture of the ...
  • Chris Ingram
    Aug 20, 2019
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  • Stacy  White
    Aug 20, 2019
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  • George  Crawford
    Aug 11, 2019
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  • Mark Chettle
    Jul 23, 2019
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  • David Shaffer
    Sep 04, 2019
    A well balanced full life biography, that champions the strengths of one of the great military leaders of the 20th century who had the foresight to see that through the Marshall Plan, communism and the Soviet Union could be combated by strengthening Europe both financially and providin...
  • Joseph
    Sep 02, 2019
    The first in depth biography of George C. Marshall in over 20 years, this book delves deeply into one of America's most influential soldier/statesman. I found the book to be well written, but occasionally pedantic in style. The author goes into deep detail almost on a day-to-day chroni...
  • Dennis
    Aug 04, 2019
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  • Justin Palmer
    Aug 12, 2019
    Loved the book. Couldn?t put it down ...
  • Dizzle729
    Jul 24, 2019
    A thorough, in-depth, and fair review of a complex man. His contributions to 20th Century American military and foreign policy response cannot be understated. This book did a very nice job of highlighting both his strengths and flaws. This was a deep, engaging look at a man more Americ...