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Author Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948.

Title My life before the World War, 1860-1917 : a memoir / General of the Armies John J. Pershing ; edited and with an introduction by John T. Greenwood
Published Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series American warriors
American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Maps and Illustrations; Editor's Note; Introduction; 1. Ancestry and Boyhood; 2. Youth -- Its Happy Days and Others; 3. West Point -- Its Grind and Its Pleasures; 4. The Army -- With the Sixth Cavalry in New Mexico; 5. The Sioux Campaign and Commanding Indian Scouts; 6. New Assignments, New Challenges, New Friends; 7. The Spanish-American War to the San Juan Heights; 8. The Spanish-American War -- Victory in Cuba and Its Consequences; 9. The Division of Customs and Insular Affairs and My First Assignment to the Philippines
10. Duty in the Philippines -- Manila, Mindanao, and Iligan11. Dealing with the Hostile Moros around Lake Lanao; 12. Military Operations against the Lake Lanao Moros and the Routine of Governing; 13. Finishing the Campaign against the Lake Lanao Moros; 14. Return to the United States, Duty with the General Staff, and Romance and Marriage; 15. Off to See a Modern War as the Military Attache in Tokyo and Observer with the Imperial Japanese Army; 16. Brigade Commander, Fort McKinley, Philippines; 17. A Long Journey Home, Taft's Inauguration, Sick Leave, New Orders, and a Son Arrives
18. My Return to Mindanao19. Disarming and Taming the Moros; 20. The Last Military Governor of the Moro Province; 21. Diplomatic Missions, Our Return to the United States, and Commanding the Eighth Brigade at the Presidio of San Francisco; 22. On the Mexican Border with the Eighth Brigade; 23. The Expedition into Mexico; Epilogue; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I; Appendix J; Biographical Appendix; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. ""Black Jack"" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides George Washington to be promoted to the highest rank in the U.S. Army (General of the Armies), Pershing was a mentor to the generation of generals who led America's forces during the Second World War. Though Pershing published a two-volume memoir, My Experiences in the World War, and has been the subject of numerous biographies, few know that he spent many years drafting a mem
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948.
United States. Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895.
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Cuba.
Philippines -- History -- 1898-1946.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Greenwood, John T.
ISBN 0813141982 (electronic bk.)
0813141990 (electronic bk.)
9780813141985 (electronic bk.)
9780813141992 (electronic bk.)