Book Group: "The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941" by Paul Dickson
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Author Paul Dickson will participate in this discussion of his book The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2020
When: Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: The Comfort of Your Home
Contact: David Shaw


Online registration is available until: 9/24/2020
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Paul Dickson's The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 chronicles the extraordinary transformation of America’s military from a disparate collection of camps with dilapidated equipment into a well-trained and spirited army ten times its prior size in little more than eighteen 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.

This session includes a talk by author Paul Dickson!

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