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GEORGE C.MARSHALL: ORGANIZER OF VICTORY by FORREST C. POGUE 683 pages. Viking. $15.

General of the Army George Catlett Marshall was the only American general in history to survive an entire war as Army Chief of Staff. Secretary of War Henry Stimson wanted him to be Supreme Allied Commander for the anticipated invasion of Europe, and Franklin Roosevelt concurred. But eventually it was decided that the country needed its "most accomplished officer" just where he was.

In this fine third volume of Forrest Pogue's four-volume biography, the author carries the general up through...

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