Mike's Reviews > Until the Last Trumpet Sounds: The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds by Gene Smith
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Oct 14, 08

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Read in October, 2008

Though I have not read very many biographies, I know an engaging story when I read one. This however, was not it. Smith seems more concerned with giving a laundry list of activites, letters and seemingly innane facts to the reader, which for the most part do not give any sense of who Pershing was as a man. Though it is well established that he was discplined, hard working and worked to make himself better at everything he did, I did not come away feeling that i knew much more about him than before i opened the book. In truth, i did not finish this book, the style of writing and the scanning of whole paragraphs for useful information began to grate and finally forced me to put the book down in favor of something better.
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