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The Resource My fellow soldiers : General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War, Andrew Carroll

My fellow soldiers : General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War, Andrew Carroll

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My fellow soldiers : General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War
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My fellow soldiers
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General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War
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Andrew Carroll
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eng
Summary
"Draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground. Andrew Carroll's intimate portrait of General Pershing, who led all of the American troops in Europe during World War I, is a revelation. Given a military force that, on the eve of its entry into the war, was downright primitive compared with the European combatants, the general had to surmount enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U.S. soldiers. But Pershing himself--often perceived as a harsh, humorless, and wooden leader--concealed inner agony from those around him: almost two years before the United States entered the war, Pershing suffered a personal tragedy so catastrophic that he almost went insane with grief and remained haunted by the loss for the rest of his life, as private and previously unpublished letters he wrote to family members now reveal. Before leaving for Europe, Pershing also had a passionate romance with George Patton's sister, Anne. But once he was in France, Pershing fell madly in love with a young painter named Micheline Resco, whom he later married in secret. Woven throughout Pershing's story are the experiences of a remarkable group of American men and women, both the famous and the unheralded, including Harry Truman, Douglas MacArthur, William "Wild Bill" Donovan, Teddy Roosevelt, and his youngest son, Quentin. The chorus of these voices, which begins with the first Americans who enlisted in the French Foreign Legion as well as those who flew with the Lafayette Escadrille, makes the high stakes of this epic American saga piercingly real, demonstrating the War's profound impact on the individuals who served--both during the conflict and in the years after--with extraordinary humanity and emotional force."--Jacket
Summary
The best-selling author of War Letters presents a 100th anniversary account of the American experience during World War I, centering on an intimate portrait of General Pershing while drawing on a rich trove of newly uncovered letters to convey the grassroots realities of everyday workers, soldiers, medics and families
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individual biography
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10558681
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DLC
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Carroll, Andrew
Dewey number
940.4/1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.P426 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Pershing, John J.
  • Generals
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War
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My fellow soldiers : General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War, Andrew Carroll
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
August 26 -- The first to go -- Hunting Pancho -- Lafayette's boys -- Countdown -- The promotion -- Over there -- Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken -- Under the gun -- Show of force -- Divisions -- Black Jack and the Hellfighters -- The eyewitness -- An army of angels -- Their crowded hour -- Captain Harry -- The birthday present -- All in -- Postscript
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ocn953597945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781594206481
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056754
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953597945
Label
My fellow soldiers : General John Pershing and the Americans who helped win the Great War, Andrew Carroll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
August 26 -- The first to go -- Hunting Pancho -- Lafayette's boys -- Countdown -- The promotion -- Over there -- Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken -- Under the gun -- Show of force -- Divisions -- Black Jack and the Hellfighters -- The eyewitness -- An army of angels -- Their crowded hour -- Captain Harry -- The birthday present -- All in -- Postscript
Control code
ocn953597945
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781594206481
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016056754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953597945

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