Pershing (Great Generals)
This persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers. Though the U.S. entered WWI with inadquate forces, in just over a year Pershing had 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 w
From those beginnings, he moved onto fighting in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao. I'd never had a good grasp of the fighting that took place in the Philippines until reading this book.
Then Pershing finally ended up commanding th...more