General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman

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General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman

Author: Ed Cray
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers
Copyright: 1990
Pages: 876
Cover Price: $ 29.95

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As the U.S. Army's Chief of staff through World War II, George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) organized the military mobilization of unprecedented number of Americans and shaped the Allied strategy that defeated first Nazi Germany, then Imperial Japan. As President Truman's Secretary of State, and later as his Secretary of Defence during the Korean War, Marshall the statesman created the European Recovery Act (known as the Marshall Plan) and made possible the Berlin Airlift. Ed Cray in this masterful biography brings us face-to-face with a genuine American hero and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Continental Army was disbanded after the American Revolution and, after a short interval, the United States Army was created to be the country's principal defense on land. World War II was fought between the Allies and the Axis powers between 1939 and 1945. George C. Marshall was the army chief of state in Washington DC during World War II and had the idea for the plan to revive western Europe that became known as the Marshall Plan. The Korean War was fought by United Nations forces, primarily from the United States, against the North Korean invaders of the South, and their Chinese allies.