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Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall

Larry I. Bland

in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

George C. Marshall served as the U.S. Army’s chief of staff from 1939 through 1945. Marshall possessed the experience, commitment, assertiveness, and intelligence necessary to meet the challenges of ... More


Building the World War II Memorials, 1945–1960

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the longer aftermath of WWII and traces the creation of the second generation of ABMC sites. Focusing on the process of securing grounds overseas, allowing family members to ... More


FDR’s Closest Contender: Thomas E. Dewey and the 1944 Election

J. Simon Rofe

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies twin foreign policy influences on the 1944 election. The first and most straightforward was that the United States was, like many others, a nation at war and that this had a ... More


Marshall's Men

Henry G. Gole

in Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813141763
eISBN:
9780813142418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141763.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

At Fort Benning, Smith was introduced to George C. Marshall, who made him one of “Marshall's Men,” an elite group of men who bore great responsibility and power in the Second World War. This chapter ... More


Wall Street Is in the Saddle: Henry Wallace's Critique of Containment

Thomas W. Devine

in Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602035
eISBN:
9781469607924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602035.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes how Wallace's views, particularly on foreign policy, came under closer scrutiny as the New Party's fortunes appeared to be on the upswing. Since late 1947, the former vice ... More


Muddy Waters: Reexamining the Coalition’s Grand Strategy, June–October 1941

William T. Johnsen

in The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168333
eISBN:
9780813168340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter further explores the difficulties encountered in implementing the provisions of the ABC-1 Report.U.S. leaders expressed doubts over British strategy for North Africa, the Mediterranean, ... More


West Point

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In the opening chapter I introduce Maxwell Taylor as superintendent of the US Military Academy (1945-1949), where he placed greater emphasis on the humanities for a more balanced liberal education of ... More


Toxic Tanks

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on global warming denier organizations. One of the first organizations to deny global warming was the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). Created in 1989, the GCC operated from the ... More


Welcome Home

Henry G. Gole

in Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813141763
eISBN:
9780813142418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141763.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the Smiths return to America from Germany to assess Truman's diagnosis of diabetes. Despite a military sanction that required Smith to be given early retirement, General George ... More


Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II

Michael Bonura

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709429
eISBN:
9780814723173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709429.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The way an army thinks about and understands warfare has a tremendous impact on its organization, training, and operations. The central ideas of that understanding form a nation's way of warfare that ... More


Rollback

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 7, Rollback, focuses on the fundamental change that overtook American containment during the summer of 1941, when policymakers abandoned the limited objectives of thwarting Japanese expansion ... More


Whose Army?

Andrew J. Bacevich

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When Americans think of civil-military relations, they tend to think of the interaction, sometimes fractious, between very senior military officers and very senior civilian officials. Yet the ... More


An Industry to Trust

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses ExxonMobil Corporation's funding of the industry of denial. Between 1998 and 2005, the company gave $16 million to more than forty organizations that deny global warming. The ... More


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