Please join us at Roosevelt House for a discussion about one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s top commanders. Author David L. Roll will present his new book, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic, which tells the story of America’s most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century.

Winston Churchill called him World War II’s “organizer of victory.” Harry Truman said he was “the greatest military man that this country ever produced.” Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Roll will be in conversation with Craig L. Symonds, Distinguished Visiting Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. Symonds is one of the nation’s leading naval historians, and author of such books as The U.S. Navy: a Concise History and World War II at Sea: A Global History.

“David Roll has brilliantly brought George Marshall to life in a biography chock full of revealing and inspiring moments, reminding us what real leadership can be.”Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of First: Sandra Day O’Connor

“A deeply researched and masterfully written work that relies in part on never-used documents, one that should establish Marshall at the top of any list of American titans.”The Washington Times

David L. Roll — George Marshall: Defender of the Republic | Posted on December 4th, 2019 | Book Discussions, Public Programs