Andrew Marble

Andrew Marble's biography, Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success, is the first ever look at the unconventional "riches to rags and then back riches" success story of the 13th chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. It captures how a European-prince-turned-stateless-penniless-WWII-refugee became the highest-ranking officer in the world's most powerful military primarily by developing an unusual personal philosophy toward human interaction.

In both 2014 and 2016, Andrew was one of three finalists for the Biographer International Organization's Hazel Rowley Prize for best proposal for a first biography.

Andrew is a writer and editor who has worked in the fields of Chinese politics, Taiwan Studies, U.S. policy to Asia, and international food policy. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Brown University (2002).

He can be reached at andrew_marble@shalibiography.com.


6 entries by Andrew Marble

Book Review

Call Sign Chaos

By Jim Mattis and Bing West

The retired general focuses on lessons learned, not on settling scores.

Book Review

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

By Jim Mattis and Bing West

The retired general focuses on lessons learned, not on settling scores.

Book Review

Michelle Obama: A Life

By Peter Slevin

A premature retrospective on a subject whose time has yet to come.

Book Review

This ultimate insider's account of the Pentagon, Congress, and White House begs the question, "Why make it all public?"

Feature

Andrew Marble, who reviewed All In for the Independent and is himself a military biographer, investigates how the affair between General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell may have affected the book.

Book Review

All In: The Education of David Petraeus

Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb

Given firsthand access to her subject, the author looks at the superstar general’s intellectual development and how he put it to action.