By Stanley Weintraub
the tale in their interconnected lives opens a desirable window onto many of the 20th century's most important occasions, revealing the personalities in the back of the general public photos and exhibiting how a lot of a distinction 3 males could make. Marshall and MacArthur have been contemporaries and rivals. Eisenhower was once MacArthur's underling, then Marshall's deputy, sooner than turning into MacArthur's counterpart as a perfect commander, Ike in Western Europe, MacArthur within the Pacific. all of the 3 five-star generals may move directly to amazing postwar careers: MacArthur as a digital viceroy of Japan, overseeing its transition to a brand new constitutional democracy, after which top the UN forces within the Korean battle; Marshall as secretary of nation, writer of the Marshall Plan, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Eisenhower as president.
Fifteen Stars offers the intertwined lives of those 3 nice males opposed to the sweeping historical past of six unforgettable many years, from international wars to the chilly warfare. it's heritage at its so much dramatic but so much own -- a triumph for Stanley Weintraub, our preeminent army historian.
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15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century by Stanley Weintraub