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Author Talk: Ted Aldrich — The Partnership
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“A joint biography of Stimson and Marshall, two pillars of the American Century, is a valuable addition to history.”
— Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein, Steve Jobs, and The Code Breaker
Westport author Ted Aldrich will visit Wilton Library to talk about his book, The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration That Won World War II. The book shines a spotlight on two giants, telling the fascinating stories of each man, the dramatic story of their collaboration, and the epic story of the United States in World War II.
Gen. George Marshall and Henry Stimson were two very different men who combined with a dazzling synergy to lead the American military effort in World War II, in roles that blended politics, diplomacy, and bureaucracy in addition to warfighting. They transformed an outdated, poorly equipped army into a modern fighting force of millions of men capable of fighting around the globe. They — and Marshall in particular — identified the soldiers, from Patton and Eisenhower to Bradley and McNair, best suited for high command. They helped develop worldwide strategy and logistics for battles like D-Day and the Bulge. They collaborated with Allies like Winston Churchill. They worked well with their cagey commander-in-chief. They planned for the postwar world. They made decisions, from the atomic bombs to the division of Europe, that would echo for decades. There were mistakes and disagreements, but the partnership of Marshall and Stimson was, all in all, a bravura performance, a master class in leadership and teamwork.
Edward “Ted” Aldrich is an international banker and commodity specialist. He and his wife, Susie, have three children and live in Westport.
elmstreetbooks.com will be selling copies after the talk. A portion of the proceeds goes to Wilton Library.
The media sponsor of our author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton.
Registration is required. To register, visit the Wilton Library website.
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