George Marshall

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Based on exhaustive research and filled with rich detail, George Marshall is sure to be hailed as the definitive work on one of the most influential figures in American history—the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the secretary of state who oversaw the successful rebuilding of postwar Europe, and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

While Eisenhower Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, MacArthur, Nimitz, and Leahy waged battles in Europe and the Pacific, one military leader, George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945, actually ran World War II for America, overseeing all personnel and logistics.

This biography, the first to offer a complete picture of his life, follows George C. Marshall from his childhood in western Pennsylvania and his training at the Virginia Military Institute to his role during and after World War II and his death in 1959 at the age of seventy-eight. It casts light on the inspiration he took from historical role models, such as George Washington and Robert E. Lee, and his relationships with military brass, the Washington political establishment, and world leaders, from Harry Truman to Chiang Kai-shek. It explores Marshall's triumphs and defeats during World War II, and his contributions through two critical years of the emerging Cold War—including the transformative Marshall Plan, which saved Western Europe from Soviet domination, and his failed attempt to unite China's Nationalists and Communists.


  • GeorgeMarshall_01_Open

    Duration: 14s
  • GeorgeMarshall_02_Chapter1

    Duration: 39min
  • GeorgeMarshall_03_Chapter2

    Duration: 41min
  • GeorgeMarshall_04_Chapter3a

    Duration: 37min
  • GeorgeMarshall_05_Chapter3b

    Duration: 43min
  • GeorgeMarshall_06_Chapter4a

    Duration: 41min
  • GeorgeMarshall_07_Chapter4b

    Duration: 46min
  • GeorgeMarshall_08_Chapter5a

    Duration: 33min
  • GeorgeMarshall_09_Chapter5b

    Duration: 31min
  • GeorgeMarshall_10_Chapter5c

    Duration: 32min
  • GeorgeMarshall_11_Chapter6a

    Duration: 37min
  • GeorgeMarshall_12_Chapter6b

    Duration: 31min
  • GeorgeMarshall_13_Chapter6c

    Duration: 33min
  • GeorgeMarshall_14_Chapter7a

    Duration: 30min
  • GeorgeMarshall_15_Chapter7b

    Duration: 49min
  • GeorgeMarshall_16_Chapter8a

    Duration: 01h01min
  • GeorgeMarshall_17_Chapter8b

    Duration: 58min
  • GeorgeMarshall_18_Chapter9a

    Duration: 44min
  • GeorgeMarshall_19_Chapter9b

    Duration: 45min
  • GeorgeMarshall_20_Chapter10a

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