Pershing: Great Generals Series
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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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 turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces Pershing’s development from Indian fighter to guerrilla warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious commander in WWI.
“A first-rate life of a great American general who is all too often overlooked or underestimated today.”—Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant and Ike