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George C. Marshall [electronic resource] : servant of the American nation /
edited by Charles F. Brower.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xii, 193 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780230114883 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
9780230114883 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"As historian and biographer Mark Stoler has observed, the extraordinary career of George C. Marshall in the first half of the twentieth century paralleled the emergence of the United States as a great power. Indeed, this great servant-leader contributed substantively to virtually every important event and issue comprising that ascendance. Bringing together a who's who of Marshall scholars, this volume examines the major roles assumed by Marshall over his five-decade career--soldier, statesman, and peacemaker; and leader and manager--to illuminate key issues and themes surrounding the man and his era"--
catalogue key
12027196
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Charles F. Brower is a Professor of International Studies and History at Virginia Military Institute, where he teaches courses in American foreign policy and national security and holds the Henry King Burgwyn Chair in Military History.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"These illuminating and well-written essays review George C. Marshall's remarkable record as soldier, statesman, and leader in the first half of the 'American Century.' The results provide nuanced and wise insight into the character and service of one of America's greatest and most selfless public servants."Lt. General (Retired) Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and president of the Scowcroft Group "George C. Marshall was America's Pericles. By rendering the man in full, this splendidly perceptive collection of essays renews our appreciation of Marshall's matchless legacy as soldier, statesman, and exemplar of civic virtue."Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War "George C. Marshall was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. This collected volume shows us why. Covering different aspects of Marshall's legacy, this book helps assure that his great example will be advanced in an era that sorely needs such a role model."Susan Eisenhower, president of the Eisenhower Group and chair of the Eisenhower Institute's Leadership and Public Policy Programs
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
As historian and biographer Mark Stoler has observed, the career of George C. Marshall in the first half of the 20th century paralleled the emergence of the US as a great power. Bringing together a who's who of Marshall scholars, this volume examines the major roles assumed by Marshall over his five-decade career.
Library of Congress Summary
"As historian and biographer Mark Stoler has observed, the extraordinary career of George C. Marshall in the first half of the twentieth century paralleled the emergence of the United States as a great power. Indeed, this great servant-leader contributed substantively to virtually every important event and issue comprising that ascendance. Bringing together a who's who of Marshall scholars, this volume examines the major roles assumed by Marshall over his five-decade career--soldier, statesman, and peacemaker; and leader and manager--to illuminate key issues and themes surrounding the man and his era"--
Main Description
As historian and biographer Mark Stoler has observed, the extraordinary career of George C. Marshall in the first half of the twentieth century paralleled the emergence of the United States as a great power. Indeed, this great servant-leader contributed substantively to virtually every important event and issue comprising that ascendance. Bringing together a who's who of Marshall scholars, this volume examines the major roles assumed by Marshall over his five-decade careerSoldier; Statesman and Peacemaker; and Leader and Managerto illuminate key issues and themes surrounding the man and his era.
Main Description
In George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nation , a talented cast of historians and social scientists provide fresh insights and perspectives into the exceptional life of a distinguished American soldier-statesman. Marshall's extraordinary career in the first half of the twentieth century paralleled the emergence of the United States as a global power. Indeed, this great servant leader contributed substantively to almost every important event and issue comprising that rise to power. The essays collected here are organized around the major roles assumed by Marshall over those five decades and provide an unusually balanced look at the key issues of the era. As a result, they also shed important light on the legacy of his enigmatic commander in chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Main Description
In George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nation , a talented cast of historians and social scientists provide fresh insights and perspectives into the exceptional life of a distinguished American soldier-statesman. Marshall's extraordinary career in the first half of the twentieth century paralleled the emergence of the United States as a global power. Indeed, this great servant leader contributed substantively to almost every important event and issue comprising that rise to power. The essays collected here are organized around the majorroles assumed by Marshall over those five decades and provide an unusually balanced look at the key issues of the era. As a result, they also shed important light on the legacy of his enigmatic commander in chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction
George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nationp. 3
Keynote Address
The Mind of Marshallp. 13
Marshall as Soldier
Marshall and the Emergence of a New Generation of Leadersp. 25
Marshall as Grand Strategistp. 35
Marshall, Education, and Leadershipp. 59
Marshall as Statesman and Peacemaker
The Marshall Plan and American Modestyp. 69
Fighting the Problem: George C. Marshall and Koreap. 79
Undervalued Legacy: Marshall's Mission to Chinap. 117
Marshall as Leader and Manager
The Marshall Leadership Model and the Prospect of Administrative Heroismp. 131
Achieving Victory through Strategic Management and Leadershipp. 145
Demon of Integrityp. 161
Concluding Address
The Marshall Legacyp. 173
Notes on Contributorsp. 185
Indexp. 189
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