RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 175289896 LA English T1 Pershing A1 Lacey, Jim,, PB Palgrave Macmillan PP New York YR 2008 SN 9780230603837 0230603831 AB 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 the development of Pershing from Indian fighter, to guerrilla warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious commander in WWI. -- From publisher's description.