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33 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
George Washington and Marshall with Henry Wiencek and David Roll
The lives and careers of George Marshall and George Washington are full of interesting parallels. Each man was a paramount military figures who also served the nation as a civilian. Each was bound by a rigorous code of personal behavior. And each longed to put down the burdens of public service and return home to their estates near the Potomac. Join Paul Levengood with authors Henry Wiencek and David Roll to discuss Marshall and Washington as they outline the similarities and differences of two titanic figures in American history.
18 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
George Marshall and the Red Cross with Tom Bowers
Tom Bowers joins us to discuss his new publication A Tonic to My Spirit: George Catlett Marshall and the American Red Cross. In 1949, shortly after concluding his term as Secretary of State, President Truman appointed five-star General George C. Marshall to be the president of the American Red Cross. The following year found Marshall striving to rehabilitate the image of the Red Cross in the eyes of the enlisted. In spite of his hectic schedule, Tom Bowers argues that this period of Marshall's life of service was perhaps the most personally fulfilling of his career.
26 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
The Washington War with James Lacey
Dr. James Lacey discusses the relationship between President Franklin Roosevelt, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the War Cabinet during World War II. He is the author of The Washington War: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II.
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