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The Papers of George Catlett Marshall

"We Cannot Delay," July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941

George Catlett Marshall, Larry I. Bland, Clarence N. Wunderlin Jr., and Sharon Ritenour Stevens

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Volume 2
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"If Europe blazes in the late spring or summer, we must put our house in order before the sparks reach the Western Hemisphere."
(Testimony before the subcommittee on the War Department of the House Appropriations Committee, Februar, 23, 1940)

"We have a great Army in the making; it is coming into its own; it needs things, but it needs more than anything else the understanding and appreciative support from every side and on every hand in thir country."
(Speech to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, April 29, 1941)

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The richest, most thought-provoking and professionally reassuring books to come along for some time... These papers are fascinating and professionally enriching because of the range of Marshall's prolific action and deep level of understanding.

The publication of [Marshall's] selected papers...[is] an important, even a necessary, event. All concerned are to be congratulated...[They] have produced what amounts to a documentary biography.

This is...find-hand evidence, not Marshall seen through anyone else's eyes-the different between being told about somebody and living with that person.

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Available
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9
Pages
840
ISBN
9780801825538
Table of Contents

Preface
Guide to Editorial Policies
Illustrations
Chronology, 1939-41
Acting Chief of Staff
The Time Factor
Watchful Waiting
Step by Step
No Royal Road
A Heavy Task
Rich man's Table
A Great Army in the Making
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Preface
Guide to Editorial Policies
Illustrations
Chronology, 1939-41
Acting Chief of Staff
The Time Factor
Watchful Waiting
Step by Step
No Royal Road
A Heavy Task
Rich man's Table
A Great Army in the Making
A Capacity for Leadership
Peak of Difficulties
Appendix 1. Principal War Department Officials (1939-41) and Organization Chart (1941)
Appendix 2. Published Congressional Testimony of George C. Marshall, 1939-46
Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Larry I. Bland

Larry I. Bland was editor of the Marshall Papers Project until his death in 2007. The Marshall Papers are published under the auspices of the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia.
Featured Contributor

Clarence N. Wunderlin, Jr.

Clarence E. Wunderlin Jr. is professor of history at Kent State University. He is the author of Visions of a New Industrial Order: Social Science and Labor Theory in America’s Progressive Era and coeditor with Larry I. Bland and Sharon R. Ritenour of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, Volume 2.
Featured Contributor

Sharon Ritenour Stevens

Sharon Ritenour Stevens is associate editor of The Marshall Papers. The Marshall Papers are published under the auspices of the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia.