Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959. and Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. 1st Division., World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American., World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Division, 1st., Autobiographie 1917-1918., and Personal narratives -- American.
George C. Marshall was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II, Marshall served as the United States Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As Secretary of State, his name was given to the Marshall Plan, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. He drafted this manuscript while he was in Washington, D.C., between 1919 and 1924 as aide-de-camp to General of the Armies John J. Pershing. However, given the growing bitterness of the "memoirs wars" of the period he decided against publication, and the draft sat unused until the 1970s when Marshall's step-daughter and her husband decided to publish it.