Marshall Myths & Little Known Facts

March 23, 2017

5:30 PM

Please join us for

“Marshall Myths and Little-known Facts”

by Paul Barron

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:30 pm with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to reservations@marshallfoundation.org. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to see the special exhibition, “Six Degrees of Marshall,” that is on display in the Lower Gallery.

Paul Barron

Drawing on his nine years as a librarian for the Marshall Foundation, Paul Barron will share his views on some of the more popular Marshall myths such as the “Black Book” in which Marshall supposedly kept the names of officers he would later select to serve as generals in World War II and Marshall’s reaction to not being selected by President Roosevelt to lead the invasion of Normandy. He will also use the framework of the American public’s changing perception of Marshall over time to discuss aspects of Marshall’s life that are not as well known including his views on the press, his refusal to write memoirs, his efforts to improve the country’s military preparedness, and his disinterest in running for political office.