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Military History Book Discussion
August 18, 2022
7:45 AM

~ A Special Event ~
Please arrive by 7:20 to order off the menu.
Breakfast will be paid for by Bob Epstein.

You’ll hear a short pitch for our Chapter Golf Tournament to be held on Oct 11 and we hope before you leave you’ll sign up for a $500 Robin Olds sponsorship.

Discussion starts at 7:50 and we’ll be done by 8:45

Prestonwood Creek CC
15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman

by Ed Cray

The book discussion this month will be led by John Caldwell and will be a critical analysis of the career of General George C. Marshall. Tom Ingram will take the “pros” and Tres Fife will take the “cons”

From dealing with FDR to containing Churchill to earning the trust of a divided, penny- pinching Congress – the leadership lessons of Marshall abound. We’ll discuss the concrete steps he took to transform an ossified, aging, unprepared U.S. Army into the fiercest fighting force ever seen. Marshall teaches us about leader development, removing dead wood, simplification, effective delegation, when to speak, when to say silent... to say nothing of the Marshall Plan rebuilding Europe, containing Korea and preventing WWIII... A magnificent study of how to prod a democracy into effective action, over and over.

Because the book is over 700 pages, John Caldwell will distribute a summary before the meeting. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_C._Marshall

We need RSVPs by August 16th, to Robert Epstein at Macabee1948@gmail.com

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