My Experiences In The World War (2 voulme set). John J. Pershing.

My Experiences In The World War (2 voulme set)

New York: Stokes, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. First edition/printing. Two volumes, hardcovers in royal blue cloth stamped in gilt. A tight, clean set, touch of sunning to the spines but al gilt bright. 400 and 436 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographic plates, maps. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (1860-1948) was the commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I. He graduated West Point in 1888 and served with the 6th Cavalry in the Southwest in actions against the Apache and other tribes. After taking professorial roles at West Point, he returned to active duty and served in the Spanish American and Philippene wars. He was promoted to a colonelcy in 1903 by Theodore Roosevelt, was an observer in the Russo-Japanese War and promoted by Roosevelt to the rank pf Brigadier General in 1905. He was promoted in 1917 by Woodrow Wilson to General of The Armies, then the highest military position in the U.S. Armed Forces, and insisted that the American forces not be incorporated with British and French armies but that they operate in cooperation by independently. Near Fine. Item #WE24009

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