George Marshall by David L. Roll

George Marshall

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,...

Details George Marshall

TitleGeorge Marshall
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherDutton Caliber
GenreBiography, History, Nonfiction, War, Military Fiction, North American Hi..., American History, Politics, World War I

Reviews George Marshall

  • Eric Wishman
    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 McCullough for Marshall. I was excited to pick up George Marshall: Defender of the Republic by David L. Roll when it was released earlier this month. While I haven...
  • Philipp
    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 native Germany for that), had a significant hand in the partitioning of Palestine, was sent to China to try and get Mao and Chiang Kai-shek to form a government togeth...
  • Dizzle729
    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 American should be aware of and admire.
  • Steve
    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 scenes in planning invasions with other top military leaders and the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt. Before World War II, Marshall had experienc...