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    Pershing (Great Generals (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jim Lacey, Series edited by Wesley K. Clark, Foreword by Wesley K. Clark

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    DescriptionThis persuasive biography sheds light on the nation's first modern combat commander who set the standard for today's four-star officers. Though the U.S. entered WWI with inadquate forces, in just over a year Pershing had built and hurled a one million man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces the development of Pershing from Indian fighter, to warrior against the Philippines insurgency,to victorious commanderin WWI.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Lacey, Series edited by Wesley K. Clark, Foreword by Wesley K. Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230614451
    ISBN 10: 0230614450

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    Abridged Dewey: 355
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    Edition statement
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    17 July 2009
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    Author Information
    Jim Lacey is an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a professorat Johns Hopkins University.He was an embedded journalist with Time magazine during the invasion of Iraq and is the author of Takedown,andFresh from the Fight. His columns have been published in The Weekly Standard, The National Review, and The New York Post. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for thirty-four years and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He is author of A Time to Lead, as well as the best selling books Waging Modern War and Winning Modern Wars. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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    'Lacey's contribution to the Great Generals series substantially redresses the balance in Pershing's favor by focusing on his acheivements.' - Booklist 'Jim Lacey's very readable biography of General Pershing is an excellent reminder of his role in swiftly transforming the United States Army into a major fighting force in 1917 - 1918, and also of his great importance in selecting the men who would command American forces in World War Two. It is a first-rate life of a great American General who is all too often overlooked or underestimated today.' - Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant and Ike 'Well researched, well presented, and well reasoned, this slim volume makes a convincing case for Pershing as the key figure in the AEF's contribution to Allied victory in the Great War. Pershing's government gave him two million men in uniform. His tireless work, detailed preparation, and situational awareness molded them into a war-winning army. He might not have been a great captain but John J Pershing was a first-class general.' - Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century 'Jim Lacey has provided a wonderful study of Pershing and his generalship that is well researched, but even more important brings a real understanding of the art of leadership to the subject.' - Williamson Murray, author of A War To be Won Praise for recent books in the series: '[MacArthur is a] readable and objective biography by respected World War II historian Richard B. Frank, who is immune to the general's considerable charisma.' - The Washington Times 'Condensing everything about Stonewall into this brief biography, Davis ensures inclusion of sections of Jackson's career in command that are not regarded, as his campaign of 1862 in the Shenandoah Valley universally is, as militarily brilliant...This rapid read ably introduces the famous warrior.' - Booklist 'Tillman finds much to admire in LeMay, a general who led his own bomber missions and was more familiar with flying equipment than his own men.' - The New York Sun
    Table of contents
    Introduction Candidate Messages and News Framing in U.S. Elections A New U.S. News Paradigm?: Variation in Election News Coverage Voting with the Heart and Not the Head: The Electorate, Security Fear, and Vote Choice in the United States Candidate Messages and News Framing in British Elections Putting Terrorism in Perspective: The British Electorate and Security Threat Limitless Threat, Limited Choices?: Party Messages and News Framing in the 2003/4 Russian Elections Strong Hands, Not Democracy: The Media Logic of Russian Viewers Conclusions: The Politics of Fear in Comparative Perspective Bibliography