Men of the Pentagon. From Forrestal to McNamara.

New York, Washington, London: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1966. Hardcover. 8.25" x 5.25". 326pp. Dark blue cloth covered boards with silver lettering; in original decorative grey dust jacket. Some edge wear and a couple small tears; else a VG+ copy. Inscribed by the author: To William Allen (of Boeing) C. W. Borklund December 1966. "The Pentagon is a comples, curious contradiction of waste and efficiency, brilliance and stupidity, patriotism and port-barrel politics, courageous vision and reactionary caution. It directs an arsenal fully capable, given the order, of obliterating all the world's major citiies in somethng less than half a day. ....Since 1947, this organizational maze has been run, in theory at least, by one man...the Secretary of Defense. James Forrestal...inadvertently proved the turth of one of his fears about the pressures of being Secretary of Defense. It was, most assuredly, too big a job for one man--if that man stood alone. Louis Johnson....Forrestal's suicide wrecked any slim chance Johnson had of making an unqualified success. George Marshall...lend his name to the job for a year to restore its prestige." Item #9141

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