|Forrest C. Pogue|
Forrest C. Pogue (left) receiving an award from Benis M. Frank in 1979
|Born||Forrest Carlisle Pogue Jr.
September 17, 1912
|Died||October 6, 1996
|Spouse(s)||Christine Brown Pogue|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942–45|
Forrest Carlisle Pogue Jr. (September 17, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an official United States Army historian during World War II. He was a proponent of oral history techniques, and collected many oral histories from the war under the direction of chief Army historian S. L. A. Marshall.
Forrest Pogue was for many years the Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Foundation as well as Director of the Marshall Library located on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
Forrest C. Pogue was born in Eddyville, Kentucky. His grandparents, Marion Forrest Pogue and Betty Matthews Pogue, were farmers, and the young Pogue spent much of his early life in Frances, Kentucky, where the Pogue family owned a tract of land.
Pogue cited his grandfather, Marion Pogue, as an early influence:
He interviewed many of the older people of the county and as a young teacher wrote numerous pieces for the county paper on early settlers. Perhaps I got the idea of oral history from that.
- United States Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations: The Supreme Command. Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1954.
- The Meaning of Yalta: Big Three Diplomacy and the New Balance of Power. Louisiana State University Press, 1956.
- Pogue's War: Diaries of a WWII Combat Historian. University Press of Kentucky, 2001. ISBN 0-8131-2216-3
- "The Genesis of The Supreme Command: Personal Impressions of Eisenhower the General" in Eisenhower: A Centenary Assessment. Günter Bischof and Stephen E. Ambrose, eds. Louisiana State University Press, 1995. ISBN 0807119423
- Command Decisions. Kent Roberts Greenfield, ed. Center of Military History, Department of the Army, 1960.
- Total War and Cold War. Proceedings of the Conference on Civil-Military Relations (1959, Ohio State University, Columbus). Harry Lewis Coles, ed. Ohio State University Press, 1962.
- D-Day: The Normandy Invasion in Retrospect. Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, University Press of Kansas, 1971.
- Four-volume authorized biography of General George Marshall, Viking, 1963–87:
- George C. Marshall: Education of a General, 1880–1939
- George C. Marshall: Ordeal and Hope, 1939–1943
- George C. Marshall: Organizer of Victory, 1943–1945
- George C. Marshall: Statesman, 1945–1959
- Wallace, "Forrest C. Pogue", 375.
- Saxon, "Forrest C. Pogue".
- Pogue, Pogue's War, xv; Wallace, "Forrest C. Pogue", 375.
- Wallace, ""Forrest C. Pogue", 375.
- Barnes, Bart. "Forrest C. Pogue Dies at 84; Army Historian, Biographer". The Washington Post. p. C8. October 8, 1996.
- Saxon, Wolfgang. "Forrest C. Pogue, 84; Wrote an Epic Study Of General Marshall". The New York Times. October 8, 1996.
- Wallace, Lew H. "Forrest C. Pogue: A Biographical Sketch". The Filson Club History Quarterly. Volume 60, No. 3, pp. 373–402. July 1986.
- Oral history interview with Forrest C. Pogue 1986 from the Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Forrest C. Pogue from the University of Kentucky Alumni Association
- Pogue, Dr. Forrest from the Murray State University Alumni Association
- Pogue's interviews with George C. Marshall from the George C. Marshall Foundation
- Forrest C. Pogue Award from Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR)