Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace

A unique look at the complex relationship between two of America?s foremost World War II leaders

The first book ever to explore the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, Partners in Command eloquently tackles a subject that has eluded historians for years. As Mark Perry charts the crucial impact of this duo on victory in World War II and later as they lay the foundation for triumph in the Cold War, he shows us an unlikely, complex collaboration at the heart of decades of successful American foreign policy?and shatters many of the myths that have evolved about these two great men and the issues that tested their alliance. As exciting to read as it is vitally informative, this work is a signal accomplishment.

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By Joe · ★★☆☆☆ · March 05, 2014
Partners in Command fits into the somewhat recent trend in history books of focusing in on an historical specific - a battle, a speech, a pivotal month or as in this case, the relationship between two men, George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, during a pivotal time in history - and filling in a... ...more
By John (Wheaton, IL) · ★★★★★ · March 19, 2009
Biographies and histories of the Second World War usually either relate a broad stroke of events or narrow the focus into boring details of very specific campaigns. The actions of Marshall and Eisenhower, however, were here nicely inserted between the overall World Political structure and the nit... ...more
By Mike (San Antonio, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · February 13, 2013
Partners in Command by Mark Perry is an interesting examination of the relationship between Generals Marshall and Eisenhower during World War II. Focusing on their personal correspondence, it is most insightful in the period commencing with Eisenhower's assignment to the Army Staff the week after... ...more
By Ted (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · August 22, 2007
I had to give this book three stars even though I would have preferred to give it two and a half. Clearly "GoodReads" is run by facists who want to limit our personal choices.
I have to admit that I started Mark Perry's "Partners in Command" with a favorable attitude after reading positive reviews... ...more
By Cees (Netherlands) · February 01, 2015
Great inside in the decision making processes at the highest level! ...more
By Michelesmile71 (Honolulu, HI) · ★★★☆☆ · April 06, 2009
This is an informative and eye-opening book. I can't believe that the world survived WWII, and the pressure that men like Marshall and Eisenhower endured. The fate of the world was on their shoulders. There is a lot of detail about military battles and strategy. Though this is fascinating, I was... ...more
By Greg (San Ramon, CA) · ★★★★★ · November 29, 2010
I read this book from a different perspective than most readers of biographies - biography junkies, and WW II history buffs - it was assigned by my CEO to us (all his management) because it is one of the best books on leadership ever written. There are incredible lessons to be learned from the in... ...more
By Rob · ★★★★☆ · March 02, 2013
Tells part of the story of World War II through the lens of the relationship between Gen Marshall and Gen Eisenhower. It was an entertaining read. My greatest surprises are the continual infighting between the US and Britain on the command structure, which required a lot of Marshall's time, and t... ...more
By Judy (Wahiawa, HI) · ★★★★☆ · October 24, 2010
For anyone looking to better understand the relationship between two truly great generals, I recommend this book. There are a few typographical errors, and Perry's copy editor missed a couple of extremely bad errors in timeline, but the overall biographical look at the relationship between Ike an... ...more
By Marc (Camano Island, WA) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 09, 2008
In trying to figure out how we got into this (our current) mess, I sometimes turn to history. Didn't know much about Ike before hand. Apparently, he was quite a brilliant administrator and planner. Also, learned a lot about his boss, George Marshall (of the Marshall Plan). Worth a quick skim to a... ...more