Download e-book for kindle: 15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals by Stanley Weintraub

By Stanley Weintraub

ISBN-10: 0451223926

ISBN-13: 9780451223920

ISBN-10: 0743275276

ISBN-13: 9780743275279

within the remaining days of worldwide struggle II, the USA regarded as much as 3 five-star generals as its maximum heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the some distance East. opposite numbers and every so often rivals, they'd leapfrogged one another, occasionally stonewalled one another, even supported and guarded one another all through their celebrated careers. within the public brain they stood for glamour, integrity, and competence. yet for dramatic twists of situation, all 3 -- instead of just one -- may have occupied the White condo.

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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