Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

Marshall, George C.


General of the Army and statesman, Marshall's achievements were many. Best remembered for his leadership during WWII and for the Marshall Plan for European economic recovery after the war.

October 2000

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Friends of George C. Marshall, Inc.
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Pictorial only; has painting of Gen. Marshall, photo, and Marshall Plan stamp.

George C. Marshall: A Study in Character.
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Paper presented at the 1999 Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE).

George C. Marshall Lecture
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Speech given by David Abshire on April 17, 1997, at Pennsylvania State University, Fayette Campus
Uniontown, Pennsylvania (Birthplace of General George C. Marshall).

Marshall, George C.
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Article from Encyclopedia Brittanica by Forrest Pogue.

Marshall Plan Speech.
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Speech given in June 1947 at Harvard University, outlining a program of economic assistance to wartorn Europe.

Remembering the Man and His Plan.
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Transcript of a June 5, 1997 PBS NewsHour program looks briefly at Marshall's life and accomplishments.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Beal, John R. Marshall in China. New York, Doubleday, 1970. 385 p.
Book call no.: 951.042 B366m

Cook, Don. Fighting Americans of Today. New York, E.P Dutton, 1944. 191 p.
Master of Strategy: George C. Marshall, pp 140-151.
Book call no.: 923.573 C771f

Cray, Ed. General of the Army: George C. Marshall. Soldier and Statesman. New York, W.W. Norton, 1990. 847 p.
Book call no.: 92 M3681c

Dictionary of American Biography. Supplement 6, edited by John A. Garraty. New York, Scribner, 1980. 769p.
Marshall, George C., pp 428-432.
Book call no.: R 920.07 D56 Suppl.6

Dictionary of American Military Biography. Volume 2, edited by Roger J. Spiller and others. Westport, Ct. Greenwood Press, 1984. 421-894 p.
Marshall, George C., pp 733-737.
Book call no.: R 923.573 D55i v.2

Downs, Robert B. Memorable Americans. 1750-1950. Littleton, CO, Libraries Unlimited, 1983. 379 p.
George C. Marshall, pp 212-214.
Book call no.: R 920.073 D751m

Elting, John R. The Superstrategists: Great Captains. Theorists. and Fighting Men Who Have Shaped the History of Warfare. New York, Scribner's Sons, 1985. 368 p.
See especially pages 270-273.

Book call no.: 355.02 E51s

Fromkin, David. In the Time of the Americans: FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--The Generation that Changed the World. New York, A.A. Knopf, 1995. 618 p.
Book call no.: 327.73 F9311i

Frye, William. Marshall. Citizen Soldier. New York, Bobbs-Merrill, 1947. 397 p.
Book call no.: 92 M3681f

George C. Marshall's Mediation Mission to China, December 1945-January 1947, edited by Larry I. Bland. Lexington, VA, George C. Marshall Foundation, 1998. 661 p.
Book call no.: 951.042 G347

Great Lives from History: American Series, edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, Ca, Salem Press, 1987. 5 vols.
Marshall, vol. 3, pp 1479-1483.
Book call no.: R 920.073 G786 v.3

Hansell, Haywood S. The Strategic Air War Against Germany and Japan. Washington, Office of Air Force History, 1986. 300 p.
See index for references to Marshall.
Book call no.: 940.544973 H249sa

James, D. Clayton. A Time for Giants: Politics of the American High Command in World War II. New York, Franklin Watts, 1987. 317 p.  
Pershing's Most Valuable Protégé: Marshall, pp 16-25.
See index for other references to Marshall.
Book call no.: 940.540973 J27t

The John Biggs Cincinnati Lectures in Military Leadership and Command, 1986, edited by Henry S. Bausum. Lexington, VA, VMI Foundation, 1986. 147 p.
George C. Marshall: A Study in Character, pp 109-116.
 Book call no.: no.: 355.33041 J65

Larrabee, Eric. Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War. New York, Harper, 1987. 723 p.
General Marshall, pp 96-152.
Book call no.: 973.9170924 L333c

Marshall, George C. George C. Marshall: Interviews and Reminiscences for Forrest C. Pogue. Rev. ed. Lexington, VA, G.C. Marshall Research Foundation, 1991. 650 p.
Book call no.: 973.918092 M368g

Marshall, George C. Memoirs of My Services in the World War, 1917-1918. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. 268 p.
Book call no.: 940.48173 M368m

Marshall, George C. The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, edited by Larry Bland and Sharon Ritenour. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981. 3 vols.
Book call no.: 973.9180924 M368p vols.1-3

Marshall Plan and Germany: West German Development Within the Framework of the European Recovery Program, edited by Charles S. Mailer. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1991. 523 p.
George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan, by Forrest Pogue, pp 46-70.
Book call no.: 338.9173043 M369

Mosley, Leonard. Marshall, Hero for Our Times. New York, Hearst Books, 1982. 570 p.
Book call no.: 92

Parrish, Thomas. Roosevelt and Marshall: Partners in Politics and War. New York, W. Morrow, 1989. 608 p.
Book call no.: 973.917

Payne, Pierre S. The Marshall Story: A Biography of General George C. Marshall. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1951. 344 p.
Book call no.: 92 M3681p

Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall. New York, Viking Press, 1963. 4 vols.
Book call no.: 92

Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall, Global Commander. Colorado Springs, CO, United States Air Force Academy, 1968. 20 p.
Book call no.: 92

Puryear, Edgar F., Jr. Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership. 2nd ed. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1981. 437 p.
Altruism-Patience-Dedication: The Leadership of General of the Army, George C. Marshall,
pp 43-101.
Book call no.: 923.573 P986n 1981

The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific, edited by Thomas E. Griess. Wayne, NJ, Avery Pub. Group, 1984. 328 p. 
(West Point military history series).
Consult index for references to Marshall.
Book call no.: 940.541 S445 v.2

Shoemaker, Robert H. and Paris, Leonard. Famous American Generals. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1946. 218 p.
General George C. Marshall, pp 83-92.
Book call no.: 923.573 S559f

Stoler, Mark A. George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century. Boston, Twayne. Publishers, 1989. 252 p.
Book call no.: 92 M3681s

Webster's American Military Biographies. Springfield, MA, G & C Merriam, 1978. 548 p.
Marshall, George C., p 273.
Book call no: R 923.5

Wilson, Rose P. General Marshall Remembered. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1968 399 p.
Book call no.: 92 M3681w


Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute. General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership and the Challenges of Reconstituting the Army 1939-1941, by John T. Nelsen, II. Carlisle Barracks, PA, February 1993. 95 p. (Professional Readings in Military Strategy, no. 7)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-480

Berlin, Jon Kent. "A Supreme Act of Faith": George C. Marshall and the Transfer of Munitions to Great Britain. May-June 1940. n.p., 1990. 65 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43567-397

Chalkley, Walter L. Marshall and Eisenhower: Dynamic Duo or Odd Couple? Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, February 1995. [35] p.
Doc call no.: M-U 43117 C436m

Condit, Howard. General George C. Marshall, Strategic Leadership and Coalition Warfare. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 1996. 34 p.
Doc call no.: M-U 39080-537 C745g

Nelsen, John T., II. Forging the Instrument: George C. Marshall as a Strategic Leader. 1939-1941. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 1992. 116 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 N424f

U. S. Army Command and General Staff College. Leader Development Program: Historical Readings in Military Leadership. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, March 1984. 1 vol. (Field Circular 22-3).
George C. Marshall, pp 4-1/4-8.
Doc. call no.: M-U 36500-24 no.22-


Abshire, David M. George C. Marshall: The Type of Leader We Need Today. Vital Speeches of the Day 63:552-558 July 1, 1997.

Bant, Bruce N. George C. Marshall: First in War, First in Peace. Soldiers 34:35-36 December 1979.

Barnett, Lincoln. General Marshall, Commander and Creator of America's Greatest Army. Life 16:50-54+ January 3, 1944.

Birtle, Andrew. The Marshall Mission: A Peacekeeping Mission that Failed. Military Review 80: 99-103 March-April 2000.

Bland, Larry 1. George C. Marshall and the Education of Army Leaders. Military Review 68:27-37 October 1988.

Bryan, Ferald J. George C. Marshall at Harvard: A Study of the Origins and Construction of the Marshall Plan Speech. Presidential Studies Quarterly 21: 489-502 Summer 1991.

Buell, Thomas B. U.S. Guadalcanal: Neither Side Would Quit. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 106:60-65 April 1980.

Cohen, William S. Marshall's Legacy: A Guide for Tomorrow. Defense Issues 12, no. 25: 1-4 1997

Copp, DeWitt S. The Pioneer Plan for Air War. Air Force Magazine 65:74-78 October 1982.

Disciplined Career as Basis for General Marshall's New Role. United States News 22:50+ January 17, 1947.

Durdin, Tillman. How Marshall Practices Diplomacy. New York Times Magazine, pp 10+, January 19, 1947

Fowler, John G., Jr. Command Decision. Military Review 59: 2-6 June 1979.

Garland, Albert N. They Had Charisma: Marshall, Bradley, Patton, Eisenhower; From the Papers of Lt. Gen. Raymond S. McLain. Army 21:26-31 May 1971.

General; Man of the Year. Time 43:15-18 January 3, 1944.

Gugeler, Russell A. George Marshall and Orlando Ward, 1939-1941. Parameters 13:28-42 March 1983.

Gullan, Harold I. Expectations of Infamy: Roosevelt and Marshall Prepare for War, 1938-1941. Presidential Studies Quarterly 28: 510-522 Summer 1998.

Kelly, C. Brian. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Army Chief of Staff Had to Use Roundabout Methods to Foil FDR's Penchant for Secrecy. Military History 13: 90 March 1997

Kuter, Laurence S. George C. Marshall: Architect of Airpower. Air Force Magazine 61:65-67 August 1978.

Lorenzen, Jay L. Marshall-ing Joint Leadership. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 120: 78-81 September 1994.

Marshall, George C. Against Hunger, Poverty, Desperation and Chaos. Foreign Affairs 76: 160-161 May-June 1997
A speech by Secretary of State George C. Marshall discussing the rehabilitation of Europe's economic structure.

Marshall, George C. Belief Makes Men Invincible. Air Force Policy Letter for Commanders. Supplement No.5:22 May 1965.

Marshall, George C. The Bitter Lesson of Unpreparedness. Military Review 77:136-138 July-August 1997.
Speech presented by Marshall in 1923 discusses the importance of military school histories on the issue of national defense, and the need for schools to emphasize history to provide lessons for the future. Includes photo of then-Major Marshall in 1923.

Marshall, George C. (General Marshall's Unpublished Message to the National Guard). National Guard  33:14-17+ September 1979.

Marshall, George C. Military Policy for America. Congressional Digest 24:9 January 1945.

Marshall, George C. Our Superiority; Address, American Legion Convention, September 18, 1944. Vital Speeches 10:743-744 October 1, 1944.

Marshall, George C. We Have Seized the Initiative; Speech before Conference of Governors. Vital Speeches 9:659-661 August 15, 1943.

Marshall Career Recapped. Air Force Times 30:23 November 19, 1969.

Morrow, Lance. George C. Marshall: The Last Great American? Smithsonian 28: 104-106+ August 1997.

Munch, Paul G. General George C. Marshall and the Army Staff. Military Review 74: 14-23 August 1994.

Reimer, Dennis J. Lead Up Front and Give a Damn. Military Review 76: 86-89 May-June 1996.

Rourke, John T. Marshall, Eisenhower and the Military Mind. Military Review 61:26-32 December 1981.

Ryan, Paul. The Thunder of Silence: General Marshall's Moral Dilemma. Armed Forces Journal International 121 :59-62 August 1983.

Thayer, Frederick C. Professionalism: The Hard Choice. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 97:36-40. June 1971.

Wheeler, Michael O. Loyalty, Honor and the Modern Military (with emphasis on Gen. George C. Marshall's views). Air University Review 24:50-55 May-June 1973.

Witze, Claude. Marshall as an Architect of Modern Airpower. Air Force and Space Digest 42:44 December 1959.

Woolf, S. J. There Must Be No Let-Down, Says Marshall. New York Times Magazine, p 10+, December 31, 1944.


Famous Generals: Marshall. [Palm Beach, CA], Big Picture Historical Film and Video, [1993].
Video call no.: 92 M3681fa

General George C. Marshall: Soldier and Statesman. [New York], A&E Home Video, 1996. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
Video call no.: 92 M3681

Masters of War. D-Day: Day of Decision. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
World War II's most momentous battle pits the great leaders of the Allied forces: Eisenhower, Marshall, Bradley, and Montgomery against their Axis rivals.
Video call no.: 940.5421 M423

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