• Partners in Command

  • George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace
  • By: Mark Perry
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Partners in Command

By: Mark Perry
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
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Publisher's summary

A unique look at the complex relationship between two of America's foremost World War II leaders.  

The first book ever to explore the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, Partners in Command eloquently tackles a subject that has eluded historians for years. As Mark Perry charts the crucial impact of this duo on victory in World War II and later as they lay the foundation for triumph in the Cold War, he shows us an unlikely, complex collaboration at the heart of decades of successful American foreign policy - and shatters many of the myths that have evolved about these two great men and the issues that tested their alliance. 

As compelling as it is vitally informative, this work is a signal accomplishment.

©2007 Mark Perry (P)2019 HighBridge Company

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Engrossing

Over the years, I have read many biographies of both Eisenhower and Marshall. This book is not a biography of either man but an examination of the relationship between Eisenhower and Marshall. Marshall developed the strategic military plan for World War II in both theatres of war. Eisenhower implemented that plan in Europe & Africa. Eisenhower worked for General Douglas MacArthur when he was Chief of Staff of the Army; but he never developed a relationship as he did when he worked for General George Marshall when he was Chief of Staff of the Army.

The book is well written and researched. The book begins when Eisenhower starts work for General Marshall in the beginning of 1941 and ends with Marshall as Secretary of Defense and Eisenhower as the first Commander of NATO. Mark Perry does spend sometime on Eisenhower’s role developing NATO.

Mark Perry writes primarily about military topics and has written books about General Douglas MacArthur and many books about the American Civil War including the book “Grant and Twain”.

The book is seventeen hours and fifty-three minutes. James Anderson Foster does an excellent job narrating the book. Foster is an Audie nominee and winner of multiple Earphone Awards. He also is one of Audible’ s top 20 highest rated narrators.

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Insightful perspective!

I have read many books about George Marshall and I enjoyed and found this book enlightening and a source of new information with a very interesting perspective from Mark Perry. It is well written and well worth your time!

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interesting perspective to see wwii

I enjoyed seeing the action of WWII through the filter of Marshall and Ike relationship. gave me added perspective on the greatness of both men, especially George Marshall.

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wonderfully written and great to read.

so many great details. so very interesting to the last word. Going to listen again soon.

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How Two Generals Balanced Competing Adgendas

So detailed I kept replaying segments to follow the comlpex relationship of two great generals, their subordinates, the politics of Roosevelt and Churchill, and the maneuvering of the armies. A facinating historical work.

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In-depth look at both generals

A great study in character of both these famous men. Unbelievable lives lead, I was very interested in hearing about their flaws,their dislikes to include famous people and their errors of decision which history has validated. Yet, overall these were men of great courage and character. Completely enjoyed this book.

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