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The Resource Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace, Mark Perry

Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace, Mark Perry

Label
Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace
Title
Partners in command
Title remainder
George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace
Statement of responsibility
Mark Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The depth and significance of the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower has eluded historians for years. In Partners in Command, acclaimed historian and journalist Mark Perry gets to the heart of arguably the most fateful partnership in American military history, a union of two very different men bound by an epic common purpose. He follows Marshall and Eisenhower's collaboration from the major battles in North Africa and Italy to the planning and execution of the D-Day invasion, the crisis of the Battle of the Bulge, and the postwar establishment of the Marshall Plan and Eisenhower's leadership of NATO. Perry shows that Marshall and Eisenhower were remarkably close colleagues who combined strengths and offset each other's weaknesses in their strategic planning, on the battlefields, and in their mutual struggle to overcome the bungling, political sniping, and careerism of both British and American commanders that infected nearly every battle and campaign. Finally, Marshall and Eisenhower collaborated in crafting the foreign policy and military infrastructure that became the foundation for winning the cold war." "From their first meeting after Pearl Harbor in 1941, Marshall and Eisenhower recognized in each other an invaluable military partner. By February 1942, Marshall, who was Army Chief of Staff, had promoted Eisenhower to head the War Plans Division, where his first job was to write the initial plan to win the war against Japan. Within a few months, Marshall selected Eisenhower as commander of all U.S. forces in the European theater. By early 1944, however, a subtle but major shift had occurred: Marshall the teacher became Eisenhower's student, Eisenhower having developed the superior grasp of command challenges." "Partners in Command is a portrait of an often ignored alliance between two iconic military figures and the ways in which their unusual collaboration would ultimately shape fifty years of successful American foreign policy."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Mark
Dewey number
940.54/12730922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D769
LC item number
.P476 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strategy
  • Generals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Label
Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace, Mark Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- List of maps -- Prologue : Ike and The General -- The WPD -- Arcadia -- Bolero -- Sledgehammer -- Etousa -- Torch -- Kasserine -- Husky -- Avalanche -- Shingle -- Overlord -- Cobra -- Bastogne -- Ike -- The General -- A monstrous thing
Control code
76142254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 472 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201059
Lccn
2006037682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76142254
Label
Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace, Mark Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- List of maps -- Prologue : Ike and The General -- The WPD -- Arcadia -- Bolero -- Sledgehammer -- Etousa -- Torch -- Kasserine -- Husky -- Avalanche -- Shingle -- Overlord -- Cobra -- Bastogne -- Ike -- The General -- A monstrous thing
Control code
76142254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 472 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201059
Lccn
2006037682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76142254

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