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The Resource 15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century, Stanley Weintraub

15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century, Stanley Weintraub

Label
15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century
Title
15 stars
Title remainder
Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Title variation
Fifteen stars
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even supported and protected each other throughout their celebrated careers. In the public mind they stood for glamour, integrity, and competence. The story of their interconnected lives opens a fascinating window onto some of the twentieth century's most crucial events, revealing the personalities behind the public images and showing how much of a difference three men can make. This book presents the intertwined lives of these three great men against the sweeping background of six unforgettable decades, from two world wars to the Cold War.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355.0092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.W45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century, Stanley Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface : intersected lives -- "Our tails are in the air" -- Managing the shop -- Sea changes -- Dreaming of commands -- Counterparts -- Turning to offense -- Running a war, and running for office -- The best man -- Goodenough Island to Grosvenor Square -- "A satisfactory foothold" -- Victory delayed -- Reclaiming the lost ground -- The end of the end -- Postwar postings -- Postwar bureaucracies -- MacArthur's war and Eisenhower's peace -- General to president -- Fading away -- Afterword : opportunity, celebrity, personality
Control code
ocn124074718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 541 pages
Isbn
9780743275279
Lccn
2007016018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)124074718
Label
15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface : intersected lives -- "Our tails are in the air" -- Managing the shop -- Sea changes -- Dreaming of commands -- Counterparts -- Turning to offense -- Running a war, and running for office -- The best man -- Goodenough Island to Grosvenor Square -- "A satisfactory foothold" -- Victory delayed -- Reclaiming the lost ground -- The end of the end -- Postwar postings -- Postwar bureaucracies -- MacArthur's war and Eisenhower's peace -- General to president -- Fading away -- Afterword : opportunity, celebrity, personality
Control code
ocn124074718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 541 pages
Isbn
9780743275279
Lccn
2007016018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)124074718

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