Golden Age, Revisited

Just out — an article I researched many years ago at the Marshall library in Lexington VA, had under review at a journal for nearly two years without ever getting reviewed, then let sit in my desk drawer for a few more years before finally revising it and submitting it to War in History, where I enjoyed a quick and painless editorial process. Very grateful to the editor and team at WiH.

The article shows that media management was a serious command concern of Marshall’s — surprising given that this was the golden age of the military’s control over media. Nothing is ever easy, however, and Marshall spent time every day of the war thinking about how journalists were shaping the war effort.

Here it is.