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George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
David L. Roll
Wed, July 17th, 2019 | 7:00 pm


The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its tenth summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a rich selection of topics, including government and politics, presidential biography, and the Civil War.

From his time as a young officer through his various leadership roles during major conflicts of the 20th century, George Marshall was lauded by the likes of Winston Churchill and Harry Truman for his strategic intellect and commitment to duty. Author David L. Roll examines Marshall’s role in shaping American military, diplomatic, and political dominance and how his efforts run parallel to the nation’s emergence as a global superpower.

David L. Roll, the author of George Marshall: Defender of the Republic, is senior counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based international law firm.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group