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Título: BLACK JACK : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COLONEL ...
Editorial: Texas A & M University Press, College Station, Texas
Año de publicación: 1977
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Edición: Third Printing.
Just a bit of rubbing to dust jacket extremities, and previous owner's blindstamp to each front free endpaper. Vol. I 594 pp.; Vol. II 584 pp. 66 illustrations, and 16 maps between the two volumes. Colonel John "Black Jack" Pershing's ".colorful, sometimes controversial career paraleled the emergency of the United States as a world power. His professional life covered an incredible span of American history -- Indian campaigns against Geronimo and against the Sioux, the Spanish-American War, campaigns against the Moro in the Philippines, service as U.S. military attache in the Russo-Japanese War, the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa, and World War I. Even during World War II George Marshall regularly consulted with Pershing." (flyleaf, Vol. I). Both Volumes Fine, in near fine jackets. N° de ref. de la librería 72274
Sinopsis: This National Book Award finalist traces the life of the general whose career began on the western frontier and culminated with victory in a world war.
Using both domestic and foreign sources, many heretofore untapped, Frank Vandiver focuses on the qualities of and challenges to Pershing the soldier without losing sight of the man who wore the uniform. Vandiver gives special attention to Pershing's stint as head of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, his fourteen years' service in the Far East, and his unusual role as manager-organizer of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Here is a full-bodied portrait of a remarkable American, plus new insights into American and international military history, and a fresh view of the United States' rise to power.
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