Pershing (Book, 2008) []
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Author: Jim Lacey
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Great generals series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
In this persuasive biography, Jim Lacey sheds light on General Pershing's legacy as the nation's first modern combat commander, setting the standard for today's four-star officers. When the U.S. entered into WWI in 1917, they did so with inadequate forces. In just over a year, Pershing built and hurled a one million man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
collective biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacey, Jim, 1958-
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Named Person: John J Pershing; John J Pershing; John J Pershing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lacey
ISBN: 9780230603837 0230603831
OCLC Number: 175289896
Description: x, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Great generals series.
Responsibility: Jim Lacey.
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In this new biography, Lacey sheds light on Pershing's legacy as the nation's first modern combat commander. Idolized by the public, he was the first American general to fight a mechanized war with  Read more...


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