• The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941

  • The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor
  • By: Paul Dickson
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941

By: Paul Dickson
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
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The story of America's astounding industrial mobilization during World War II has been told. But what has never been chronicled before Paul Dickson's The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is the extraordinary transformation of America's military from a disparate collection of camps with dilapidated equipment into a well-trained and spirited army 10 times its prior size in little more than 18 months. From Franklin Roosevelt's selection of George C. Marshall to be Army Chief of Staff to the remarkable peace-time draft of 1940 and the massive and unprecedented mock battles in Tennessee, Louisiana, and the Carolinas by which the skill and spirit of the Army were forged and out of which iconic leaders like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Clark emerged, Dickson narrates America's urgent mobilization against a backdrop of political and cultural isolationist resistance and racial tension at home, and the increasingly perceived threat of attack from both Germany and Japan. 

An important addition to American history, The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is essential to our understanding of America's involvement in World War II.

©2020 Paul Dickson (P)2020 Tantor
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Impact of Leadership

An excellent review of the affect of insightful and persistent leadership on the outcome of WWII

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