AUTHORHodgson, Godfrey
TITLEThe Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson 1867-1950
PUBLISHERAlfred Knopf
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1990
ISBN0-394-57441-9


This authoritative biography presents the life and numerous accomplishments of Henry Stimson, distinguished statesman and Secretary of War during World War II. Hodgson documents Stimson’s life from law school, to serving as U.S. Attorney for New York, to being appointed to major positions in the federal government. The author describes how President Roosevelt makes Stimson his Secretary of War, giving him the responsibility of ending the war and an important role in ensuring the United States’ political and military hegemony in the nuclear era. Stimson’s diplomatic influence is well documented, as are his relationships with important men including Acheson, Lovett, Harriman, Bundy, and Marshall.


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