The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, Volume 1
"The Soldierly Spirit," December 1880 - June 1939
Winner of the Arthur S. Link-Warren F. Kuehl Price for Documentary Editing of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
The Papers of George Catlett Marshall comprise the eminent soldier and statesman's most noteworthy personal and official correspondence, speeches, congressional testimonies, and statements to the press. Volume 1 follows Marshall from childhood to his appointment as acting Chief of Staff of the US Army. It covers his education at the Virginia Military Institute and early service in France, China and the Philippines, as well as his experiences as aide-de-camp to General John J. Pershing and as assistant commandant of the Infantry School as Fort Benning, Georgia, where he mentored future leaders such as Omar Bradley, Matthew Ridgway, Joseph Stilwell and, Walter Bedell Smith.
About the Authors
Larry I. Bland is editor of the Marshall Papers Project, published under the auspices of the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia. Sharon Ritenour Stevens is associate editor of the Marshall Papers Project.
"The richest, most thought-provoking and professionally reassuring books to come along for some time... These papers are fascinating and professionally enriching because of the range of Marshall's prolific action and deep level of understanding."
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