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A portrait of one of the greatest leaders of modern history, George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) , and a distillation of the essential lessons his formative years offer to the leaders of today and tomorrow. George Marshall's accomplishments are well known: after helping to guide the Allies to victory during World War II, he set Europe on the postwar path to recovery with the plan that bears his name and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. But how did he become such an effective leader?. By eschewing the years and accomplishments for which Marshall is most often remembered and focusing instead on the decisive moments that preceded them, The Making of a Leader provides the most detailed look yet at the mettle of Marshall's character, from his arrival as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and his Fort Leavenworth days - where he "learned how to learn" - to his instructive time as John J.

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