The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration That Won World War II
Henry Stimson and George Marshall were from different parts of the United States, and they were on diverging paths in life. Stimson was a Wall Street lawyer raking in big fees. Marshall was a lifelong soldier who could get things done. However, the call of service to their country beckoned them both. Their response would be swift, their service would be lengthy and noteworthy.
The two men were previously acquainted during World War I, when Stimson had briefly answered to Marshall. The growing conflict in Europe would result in Franklin Roosevelt calling on both men to mobilize men and arms as World War II consumed the globe. Stimson, as Secretary of War, and Marshall, as Army Chief of Staff, would oversee the US effort in supporting and partnering with the Allies.
The Partnership functions as more than a dual biography of two wartime leaders. The enduring legacy of Stimson’s and Marshall’s leadership has left its mark on the decade since their service concluded. Edward Farley Aldrich examines the two men with a fine-tooth comb and leaves the reader more than satisfied with the research and his views on Stimson and Marshall, through thick and thin. A notable book for 2022.
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