AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Thought Leaders – George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

December 23, 2019

Host Joe Craig, Director of AUSA’s Book Program, speaks with author David L. Roll about his new book George Marshall: Defender of the Republic. The biography fully explores George Catlett Marshall’s career to restore his legacy as “America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington.”


David L. Roll is the author of The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler (Oxford) and the coauthor of Louis Johnson and the Arming of America (Indiana University Press), a biography of Harry Truman’s defense secretary. He is Senior Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington DC-based international law firm, Nonresident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and founder of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a public interest organization that provides pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs around the world.


Thought Leaders, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, brings in-depth conversations with authors of military books and senior leaders. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at




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