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Yanks : the epic story of the American Army in World War I

Author: John S D Eisenhower; Joanne Thompson Eisenhower
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
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Using diaries, memoirs, and after-action reports, the author tells the stories of the First World War, both from the point of view of the great leaders like Pershing and of the doughboys in the trenches, the known and unknown soldiers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eisenhower, John S.D., 1922-
Yanks.
New York : Free Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606527209
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John S D Eisenhower; Joanne Thompson Eisenhower
ISBN: 0684863049 9780684863047
OCLC Number: 45835619
Description: xiv, 353 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Creating the AEF : A visit from Papa Joffre ; A nation at war ; The selection of General Pershing ; The Yanks arrive ; Organizing the AEF ; The supreme war council --
2. Apprenticeship: the opening battles : Baptism of fire ; The calm before the storm ; Unified command at last! ; "I will not be coerced" ; The big red one at Cantigny ; The 2d division at Belleau Wood ; The Rock of the Marne ; Soissons: the turning point --
3. The AEF fights independently: St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne : St. Mihiel: dress rehearsal ; The race against time ; Montfaucon: ominous victory ; Argonne ; Feelers for peace ; First Army comes of age ; The windup ; The railroad car at Compiégne ; The end of the AEF --
Appendix : Mobilization.
Responsibility: John S.D. Eisenhower with Joanne Thompson Eisenhower.
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This account focuses entirely on the story of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, which, in the short span of 18 months, grew from an underequipped band of 120,000 troops into a  Read more...

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