Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged
George Marshall, George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur are four distinct personalities who became leaders of men. The four were separated in age by at most 10 years, the first of their deaths occurring after their finest hour(World War II). George Marshall and Eisenhower were noted for their minds and their ability to command. Patton and MacArthur took the battle to the enemy, pushed their soldiers, and were feared by the enemy. All four wanted to see action in the first World War, but only Patton and MacArthur dodged bullets and tanks. Eisenhower served stateside, readying troops for deployment. Marshall served his superiors (Col. Pershing) with his mastery of organization and planning. The interregnum between the wars saw all four waiting for the inevitable hostilities. World War II cemented their legacies in military and US history.
Team America profiles the lives of four extraordinary military leaders on and off the battlefield. Author Robert L. O’Connell has constructed a wonderful quadrilateral perspective of Patton, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Marshall along with their long-lasting impact in the world of combat and leadership. All four men walked divergent paths off the field but shared common ground in their loyalty to the country. Brilliant work.
|Robert L. O'Connell
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