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Pershing and His Generals : Command and Staff in the AEF

Author: James J Cooke
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut : Praeger, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the United States entered the Great War in April of 1917, there were few officers with any staff training, and none had actually served on large, complex staffs in combat. This work traces the development of the staff of the AEF and describes how Pershing found the generals to command those divisions that fought on the Western Front in World War I. Many of Pershing's generals had been colonels only a few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooke, James J.
Pershing and his generals.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
(OCoLC)605438058
Named Person: John J Pershing; John J Pershing; John J Pershing
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James J Cooke
ISBN: 0275953637 9780275953638
OCLC Number: 36597819
Description: x, 167 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Genesis of the AEF Staff --
2. Someone to Command --
3. Refining the AEF Staff --
4. Getting Organized --
5. Evaluation and Classification --
6. Into the Fight, Spring 1918 --
7. Dennis Nolan and Intelligence in the AEF --
8. Formation of the First U.S. Army --
9. The Meuse-Argonne Offensive --
10. Aftermath and Lessons Learned.
Responsibility: James J. Cooke.
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This volume relates the development of the US command and staff in World War 1, a time that when they entered the Great War of 1917, there were few officers with any staff training. It traces the  Read more...

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