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Together: Annals of an Army Wife

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When widowed Katherine Tupper Brown told her sons that she was inviting an Army officer named Colonel Marshall to visit them at their home on Fire Island, the lads at once smelt a rat. "If it makes you happier, mother, it is all right with me," said Clifton (14). "I don't know about that. . . ." muttered Allen (12). But soon afterwards, the future Chief of Staff of the U.S ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published September 12th 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1946)
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Marie
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars because I loved learning about General George Marshall through the stories and letters his wife Katherine shares in the process of telling about their life together from their marriage in 1930 until he was released from his position as Chief of Staff after WWII. What a remarkable man! His sterling character, wisdom, and selflessness shows through again and again in the telling. I never knew much about him, having been born in the early 60s, although I had heard of the Ma ...more
Barbara VA
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! A truly inspiring memoir of the woman who shared the experiences of our nation's hero, General George C. Marshall. Written in 1946, after stepping down from the office of Chief of Staff for the full WWII era, there is so much that I learned about Marshall. I spent the entire 21+ year career with my Army Historian Officer husband, including his years as a Military History college professor and I learned more about Marshall here than I could imagine. Her writing "spoke" to me, I ...more
Catlin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
My in-laws gave us this book for Christmas. It was so interesting and inspiring to learn about such a great man (General George C. Marshall - Army Chief of Staff during WWII). As a military spouse I could appreciate and relate to some of her experiences, but I was just so impressed with all that they did!
Katherine
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Wow, I've never read a book by someone with so much class. General Marshall's wife was a real blue-blood, born and bred in Baltimore (I bet she went to a finishing school for ladies) — and she's a great storyteller! I learned so much about what things were like in the US during WWII, the food rationing when all people had to eat for dinner was a thin slice of meat, a ragged piece of lettuce and the false hope of more to come, what Eisenhower and Truman and Roosevelt actually did, and about what ...more
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Katherine Tupper Brown Marshall

Birth: Oct. 8, 1882
Death: Dec. 18, 1978

Second wife of US Army General George Catlett Marshall (1880 - 1959). Author of "Together," an autobiography about her life with husband.

One child: Allen Tupper Brown (1916 - 1944).
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA with her husband.

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