This book was recommended in one of the Bookmarks magazine s issues ither Nov "Dec 2007 Or Feb "2007 or Jan Feb 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 campaign Meticulous to the point of being for the serious nthusiast than casual reader Provides great insight 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 A must for anyone with a serious interest in the War Excellent persp. 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 nthralling 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 strategist gained him growing 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 ye of hurricane centered on his Pentagon desk To see the war. Particular short supply Supplying Eisenhower #S Forces Was A Problem #forces was a problem a long time after June 6 1944 Very valuable Confirmation that Marshall ranks at the TOP of the list of contributors to the 20th Century Whatever go he had clearly was set aside for the "good of the army and the us and "of the Army and the US and the thorny WW 2 alliance with the Brits Speaking of which this book is full of The Man Without a Face examples of how difficult it was to keep making that alliance work Credit goes to British Field Marshal Dill tooI could go on with details but the point is that Pogue is as far as I know the definitive biographer of Marshall and Marshall is someone whomveryone should know something about So well
Worth Reading And Don T Neglect The reading and don t neglect the Never forgot that the ultimate cost of victory lay in the loss of men's lives Like Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) everyonelse Marshall had to cope with the tragedy and the trivia of war from visiting the fresh Italian grave 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 ach 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 perceptive than when he cabled just before V E Day to salute Marshall as the true organizer of victo. .
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Ective on differences with "Other Allies Particularly Churchill "Allies particularly Churchill penchant for military sideshows Marshall deserves 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 approaching Cold War are carefully sorted out Pogue s bio is also nlightening on the subject of allocation of man and material most discussions seem to take it for granted that the US simply supplied these things and there was nough to go around to Russia Britain Italy Anvil what became Overlord China and the various Pacific fronts Landing craft were in. From his vantage point is to gain fresh perspective whether on the profound differences with our British allies on the MacArthur 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 minent figure on the military scene both at home and abroad he provided the link between the military stablishment and the American people; though he insisted on hard discipline and high respect for leadership among his troops he.