Pershing A Biography

ISBN-10: 0230614450
ISBN-13: 9780230614451
Edition: 2009
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Description: This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers. Though the U.S. entered WWI with inadquate forces, in just over a year Pershing had built and hurled a one  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers. Though the U.S. entered WWI with inadquate forces, in just over a year Pershing had built and hurled a one million man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces the development of Pershing from Indian fighter, to warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious commander in WWI.

Foreword: General
Introduction
Born in War
The Splendid Little War
The Philippines Insurgency
Love Gained
Victory Gained and Love Lost
Chasing Villa
Entry into World War I
The Americans Arrive
Building an Army
Into the Fight
The First Great Offensive
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Chief of Staff
Notes
Index

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