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Pancho Villa and Black Jack Pershing : the Punitive Expedition in Mexico

Author: James W Hurst
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
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In March 1916, a Mexican bandit raided, burned, and looted the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico for reasons not clearly understood. In retaliation, the United States Army went into Mexico to apprehend him and bring him to justice. The expedition was a failure. The bandits made fools of the Army, the entire episode was one giant fiasco, and while it was an embarrassment to the United States, it was a point  Read more...
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History
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Hurst, James W.
Pancho Villa and Black Jack Pershing.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
(DLC) 2007036163
(OCoLC)170057875
Named Person: John J Pershing; Pancho Villa; John J Pershing; Pancho Villa; John Joseph Pershing; Pancho Villa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Hurst
ISBN: 9780313350054 0313350051
OCLC Number: 191850054
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 198 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Dénouement, defeat, and the march to Columbus --
Francisco's folly : the attack on Columbus, New Mexico --
American reaction to Villa's raid --
The intelligence section and an assassination plot --
Scraps, fights, and skirmishes --
The fight at Carrizal --
Entering the doldrums : idleness, frustration, and withdrawal --
Wings and wheels : reconnaissance, observation, and transportation --
Logistics and the base of supply --
Myth, legend, and reality.
Responsibility: James W. Hurst.

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In March 1916, a Mexican bandit raided, burned, and looted the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico for reasons not clearly understood. In retaliation, the United States Army went into Mexico to apprehend him and bring him to justice. The expedition was a failure. The bandits made fools of the Army, the entire episode was one giant fiasco, and while it was an embarrassment to the United States, it was a point of pride for Mexico.

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"By researching army records in the National Archives, Hurst has written a most informative account of this absorbing subject." - Booklist "Emeritus Professor Hurst combines extensive archival Read more...

 
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