With Their Bare Hands
- General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon
- Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
- Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-24-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Using the 79th as a window onto the American Army as a whole, Gene Fax examines its mistakes and triumphs, the tactics of the AEF commander-in-chief General John J. Pershing, and how the lessons it learned during the Great War helped it to fight World War II. Fax makes some startling judgments, on the role of future Army Chief-of-Staff, Colonel George C. Marshall; whether the Montfaucon battle - had it followed the plan - could have shortened the war; and if Pershing was justified in ordering his troops to attack right up to the moment of the Armistice.
Drawing upon original documents, including orders, field messages, and the letters and memoirs of the soldiers themselves, some of which have never been used before, Fax tells the engrossing story of the 79th Division's bloody involvement in the final months of World War I.
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By Amazon Customer on 06-12-17
Authors, learn this lesson
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I'm so tired of authors giving 50% of the story as background. Worst offender was Bernard Cornwell, Bunker Hill. About 10% of that book was on Bunker Hill.
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Author starts, predictably, with AEF formation in the states. GET TO THE POINT!
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