Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 pm
Distinguished Lehrman Fellow at N-YHS Lecture
Featuring: Andrew Roberts
Details: When General George C. Marshall became U.S. Army Chief of Staff on September 1, 1939—the same day that Adolf Hitler invaded Poland—the American Army numbered 190,000 and was utterly untested. By the war’s end it numbered 8.2 million and was victorious on every front. Historian Andrew Roberts examines Marshall’s central role in this transformation and in developing U.S. strategy to defeat the Axis.
Andrew Roberts, visiting professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London, is the author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941–1945.
Cost: $44 (Members $32)
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