American Statesmen: Secretaries of State from John Jay to Colin Powell

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
While he was in public office, Marshall endeavored to prevent people writing about him. He did write a World War I reminiscence, Memoirs of My Services in the World War, 1917-1918, ed. James L. Collins, Jr. (1976), but he decided against publication during his lifetime. After World War II he refused to write a memoir, despite being offered sums reported to run as high as one million dollars. In the mid-1950s, however, he permitted an authorized biography; Forrest C. Pogue's excellent George C. Marshall (1963-1987), is still the standard against which all writing about Marshall must be measured. Two excellent single-volume biographies are: Mark A. Stoler, George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century (1989) and Ed Cray, General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman (1990).
Two specialized volumes are also valuable. Thomas Parrish has written Roosevelt and Marshall: Partners in Politics and War, the Personal Story (1989). Robert H. Ferrell's George C. Marshall as Secretary of State, 1947-1949 (1966), volume 15 in the American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy series is still valuable, despite the author's not having access to the enormous repository of documents and information about Marshall that Forrest Pogue created and that is now at the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia.
A key primary source for understanding Marshall is George C. Marshall Interviews and Reminiscences for Forrest C. Pogue, ed. Larry I. Bland, 3rd ed. (1996). Four of the seven volumes of a documentary edition have been published as of this writing and cover the period 1880 through 1944: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall (1981-), ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens. Mrs. Marshall's autobiography, which covers the years 1930 to 1945, is also of some value: Katherine Tupper Marshall, Together: Annals of an Army Wife (1946).

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American Statesmen: Secretaries of State from John Jay to Colin Powell
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Credo vii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Introduction xix
  • Dean Acheson (1893-1971) 1
  • John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 20
  • Madeleine Albright (1937-) 34
  • Robert Bacon (1860-1919) 41
  • James Baker III (1930-) 43
  • Thomas F. Bayard (1828-1898) 51
  • Jeremiah S. Black (1810-1883) 58
  • James G. Blaine (1830-1893) 61
  • William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) 74
  • James Buchanan (1791-1868) 83
  • James F. Byrnes (1879-1972) 88
  • John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) 98
  • Lewis Cass (1782-1866) 105
  • Warren Christopher (1925-) 116
  • Henry Clay (1777-1852) 123
  • John M. Clayton (1796-1856) 135
  • Bainbridge Colby (1869-1950) 141
  • William R. Day (1849-1923) 149
  • John Foster Dulles (1888-1959) 163
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1930-) 179
  • William M. Evarts (1818-1901) 182
  • Edward Everett (1794-1865) 188
  • Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) 191
  • John Forsyth (1780-1841) 200
  • John W. Foster (1836-1917) 213
  • Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (1817-1885) 220
  • Walter Q. Gresham (1832-1895) 226
  • Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1924-) 234
  • John Hay (1838-1905) Served 1898-1905 238
  • Christian Herter (1895-1966) 247
  • Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) 254
  • Cordell Hull (1871-1955) 263
  • John Jay (1745-1829) 273
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 279
  • Frank B. Kellogg (1856-1937) 293
  • Henry Kissinger (1923-) 299
  • Philander C. Knox (1853-1921) 307
  • Robert Lansing (1864-1928) 314
  • Hugh S. LegarÉ (1797-1843) 325
  • Edward Livingston (1764-1836) 328
  • James Madison (1751-1836) 334
  • William L. Marcy (1786-1857) 348
  • George C. Marshall (1880-1959) 351
  • Bibliographical Essay 363
  • John Marshall (1755-1835) 364
  • Louis Mclane (1786-1857) 368
  • James Monroe (1758-1831) 373
  • Edmund S. Muskie (1914-1996) 389
  • Richard Olney (1835-1917) 393
  • Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) 400
  • Colin Powell (1937-) 406
  • Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) 416
  • William P. Rogers (1913-2001) 421
  • Elihu Root (1845-1937) 430
  • Dean Rusk (1909-1994) 443
  • William H. Seward (1801-1872) 450
  • John Sherman (1823-1900) 466
  • George P. Shultz (1920-) 472
  • Robert Smith (1757-1842) 478
  • Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. (1900-1949) 484
  • Henry L. Stimson (1867-1950) 491
  • Abel P. Upshur (1790-1844) 498
  • Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) 504
  • Bibliographical Essay 511
  • Cyrus Vance (1917-2002) 512
  • Elihu B. Washburne (1816-1887) 521
  • Daniel Webster (1782-1852) 523
  • List of Contributors 535
  • Quick Reference Chronology of Secretaries of State 537
  • Index 541
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