Pershing: A Biography

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-09
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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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.

Author Biography

Jim Lacey is an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a professor of conflict and global issues at Johns Hopkins University.  Lacey was an embedded journalist with Time magazine during the invasion of Iraq, where he traveled with the 101st Airborne Division.  His opinion columns have been published in The Weekly Standard, The National Review, and The New York Post. Lacey is the author of Takedown, Fresh from the Fight, and Occupation of Iraq. General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for thirty-four years and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He is author of A Time to Lead, as well as the best selling books Waging Modern War and Winning Modern Wars.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Generalp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Born in Warp. 7
The Splendid Little Warp. 23
The Philippines Insurgencyp. 33
Love Gainedp. 49
Victory Gained and Love Lostp. 61
Chasing Villap. 77
Entry into World War Ip. 85
The Americans Arrivep. 99
Building an Armyp. 109
Into the Fightp. 129
The First Great Offensivep. 151
The Meuse-Argonne Offensivep. 159
Chief of Staffp. 179
Notesp. 195
Indexp. 201
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