Very valuable Confirmation that Marshall ranks at
The TOP Of The List Of Contributors TOP of the list of contributors the 20th Century Whatever ego he had clearly was set aside for the ood of the Army and the US and even the thorny WW 2 alliance with the Brits Speaking of which this book is full of examples of Speaking of which this book is full of examples of difficult it was to keep making that alliance work Credit Contacts Desired goes to British Field Marshal Dill tooI couldo on with details but the point is that Pogue is as far as I know the definitive biographer of Marshall and Marshall is someone whom everyone should know something about So well worth reading and don t neglect the notes Meticulous to the point of being for the serious enthusiast than casual reader Provides Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, great insigh. From the Casablanca Conference in January 1943 and the Allied decision to sift to the offensive in all theaters of the Second World War to the surrender of Germany in May 1945 the span of this enthralling third volume in the official biography of George C Marshall the Allies and the Axis troops fought flat out It was during this period that the indomitable Army Chief of Staff's shrewd skills as an administrator concerned commander and strategistained him rowing recognition and trust from Roosevelt and Churchill and unparalleled respect from Congress and the country; if Hitler had been the one to foment the blasts of chaos it was General of the army Marshall who kept the calm eye of hurricane centered on his Pentagon desk To see the war. Aching Cold War are carefully sorted out Pogue s bio is also enlightening on the subject of allocation of man and material most discussions seem to take it for ranted that the US simply supplied these things and there was enough to o around to Russia Britain Italy Anvil what became Overlord China and the various Pacific fronts Landing craft were in particular short supply Supplying what became Overlord China and the various Pacific fronts Landing craft were in particular short supply Supplying s forces was a problem for a long time after June 6 1944 Fascinating account of the chief of staff s juggling war ops in Europe and the Pacific The portraits of outsized personalities of MacArthur Churchill Montgomery and others are interesting as is the maneuvering through politics of the 1944 presidential campaig. Never forgot that the ultimate cost of victory lay in the loss of men's lives Like everyone else Marshall had to cope with the tragedy and the trivia of war from visiting the fresh Italian rave of a fallen stepson to fighting off the commissioning of unualified pals of the White House though when it came to making combat decisions in Europe he held onto a purely non political tackFew men valued than George C Marshall the maintenance of the individual spirit and the need for each soldier to know his job well and
understand its importance to those at home and few have been as notably successful in naming field commanders Churchill was never its importance to those at home and few have been as notably successful in naming field commanders Churchill was never than when he cabled just before V E Day to salute Marshall as the true organizer of victo.
Forrest C. Pogue Î 8 DownloadT into the man the leader and the organizer of victory Recommended for anyone interested in military history andor leading large organizations in time of tremendous challenge This book was recommended in one of the Bookmarks magazine s issues of either Nov Dec 2007 or Jan Feb 2008 A must for anyone with a serious interest in the War Excellent perspective on differences with other Allies particularly Churchill s penchant for military sideshows Marshall deserves Let It Bree / Cant Buy Me Louie (Harlequin Duets, great credit for identifying and sticking with the cross Channel approach as the surest route to victory His ability to turn down command of that theater when it was offered to him is remarkable Military and political realities in view of the appro. From his vantage point is toain
fresh perspective whether on the profound differences with our British allies on theperspective whether on the profound differences with our British allies on the Nimitz feud in the Pacific on the machinations at Yalta or on the astounding build up of American might Such is Forrest Pogue's skill however that we never lose flesh and blood man who so often surprises us with the warmth and irony behind the legendary facade of frost and integrityIn Marshall's war service Dr Pogue notes we can find the perfect blend of soldier and civilian as the pre eminent figure on the military scene both at home and civilian as the pre eminent figure on the military scene both at home abroad he provided the between the military establishment and the American people; though he insisted on hard discipline and high for leadership among his troops he. .