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Author Name    Lengel, Edward G.

Title   TO CONQUER HELL: THE MEUSE-ARGONNE, 1918.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Henry Holt 2008

ISBN Number    0805079319 / 9780805079319

Seller ID   25982

491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On September 26, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France. Their commander, General John J. Pershing, believed in the superiority of American 'guts' over barbed wire, machine guns, massed artillery, and poison gas. In thirty-six hours, he said, the Doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin. Six weeks later, after savage fighting across swamps, forests, towns, and rugged hills, the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War. The Meuse-Argonne had fallen, at the cost of more than 120,000 American casualties, including 26,000 dead. In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen, an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever. 'To Conquer in Hell' is gripping in its accounts of combat, studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing, Harry Truman, George Patton, Alvin York, Douglas MacArthur, and many other less well known soldiers, and authoritative in its presentation of the big picture. It is military history of the first rank and, incredibly, the first in-depth account of this fascinating and important battle." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing.

African  Americans,  Aire  River,  Robert  Alexander,  First  Army,  American  Expeditionary  Force,  AEF,  Ammunition,  Artillery,  Casualties,  Tank  Corps,  Tactics,  U.S.  Army  Air  Service,  Argonne  Forest,  Binarville,  Bois  Des  Ogons,  Rappes,  La  Pultiere,  Robert  Lee  Bullard,  Bob  Casey,  Charlevaux,  Cote  Dame  Marie,  Chatillon,  Adelbert  Cronkhite,  Heights  Cunel,  Doughboys,  Medical  Care,  George  Duncan,  Epinonville,  Foch,  France,  Gallwitz,  German  Armed  Forces,  William  Haan,  John  Leonard  Hines,  Kriemhilde  Stellung  Belt,  Donald  Kyler,  Joseph  Kuhn,  Hunter  Liggett,  Douglas  MacArthur,  Madeleine  Farm,  McMurtry,  Meuse,  Montfaucon,  Montrefagne,  Patton,  Dennis  Nolan,  Native  Americans,  Pershing,  Philippine  Insurrection,  Harold  Pierce,  Romagne,  St.  Mihiel,  Sommerance,  Charles  Summerall,  Peter  Traub,  Harry  Truman,  Whittlesey,  Ashby  Williams,  Woodrow  Wilson,  Alvin  York,  Rush  Young,  Ernest  Wrentmore. 

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