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Pogue | Forrest C.

George C. Marshall

First Edition | First Printing



First edition, first printing of the four-volume landmark biography of George C. Marshall by Forrest C. Pogue.

Octavo, [four volumes]. Bound in cloth (Volumes I-III), hardcover with cloth spine (Volume IV). Stated “first published” on copyright page, with corresponding first printing designation in each volume. All volumes in near fine condition, faint foxing to outer text block of Volume II, all solid text blocks. All four volumes in first state dust jackets with retail prices on front flap, closed tear to lower edge of Volume II, dampstain to verso of Volume II, toning to spine of Volume I. An attractive complete set.

General George C. Marshall was one of the most influential military and political leaders of the 20th century. He rose through the ranks to serve as Army Chief of Staff during World War II. President Truman asked Marshall to serve as the 50th Secretary of State, where he advocated for the rapid rebuilding of Europe, known as the Marshall Plan. Resigning as Secretary of State, he later served for one year as the Secretary of Defense. He retired in 1951 to his home in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Location Published

New York


The Viking Press


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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