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By Mitchell Yockelson

“Mitchell Yockelson expands our realizing not just of the way international warfare i finished, but in addition of ways militaries can swap and adapt less than stipulations of serious adversity.”—Max Boot, New York Times Bestselling writer of The Savage Wars of Peace

The gripping account of the U.S. First Army’s awesome conquer the Germans in America’s bloodiest conflict of the 1st international War—the conflict of the Meuse-Argonne.
 
The conflict of the Meuse-Argonne stands because the deadliest conflict in American heritage: greater than one million untested American squaddies went up opposed to a better-trained and -experienced German military, costing extra twenty-six thousand deaths and leaving approximately one hundred thousand wounded. but in forty-seven days of extreme strive against, these americans driven again the enemy and compelled the Germans to give up, bringing the 1st international struggle to an end—a feat the British and the French had no longer completed after greater than 3 years of fighting.
 
In Forty-Seven Days, historian Mitchell Yockelson tells how basic John J. “Black Jack” Pershing’s exemplary management ended in the unlikeliest of victories. Appointed commander of the yankee Expeditionary Forces by means of President Wilson, Pershing for my part took command of the U.S. First military till offers ran low and the struggling with flooring to a stalemate. Refusing to confess defeat, Pershing stepped apart and put gutsy Lieutenant normal Hunter Liggett liable. whereas Pershing retained command, Liggett reorganized his new unit, resting and resupplying his males, whereas instilling a self assurance within the doughboys that drove them out of the trenches and throughout no-man’s-land.
 
additionally explored are a forged of exceptional contributors, together with America’s unique fighter ace, Eddie Rickenbacker; Corporal Alvin York, a pacifist who however single-handedly killed greater than twenty Germans and captured 132; artillery officer and destiny president Harry S. Truman; leading edge tank commander George S. Patton; and Douglas MacArthur, the good War’s such a lot embellished soldier, who may command the yank military within the Pacific conflict and in Korea.
 
supplying an abundance of latest information and perception, Forty-Seven Days is the definitive account of the 1st Army’s hard-fought victory in international battle I—and the unveiling story of the way our army got here of age in its so much devastating battle.

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