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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New at CARL: 15 Stars by Stanley Weintraub

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. But for dramatic twists of circumstance, all three - rather than only one - might have occupied the White House." "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."--BOOK JACKET.

Related podcast:
Stanley Weintraub, author of "15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall - Three Generals Who Saved the American Century," interviewed by Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council On Foreign Relations. Podcast

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