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To Conquer Hell

The Meuse-Argonne, 1918

By Edward G Lengel

The authoritative, dramatic, and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American history: the epic fight for the Meuse-Argonne in World War I
 
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 Hell is gripping in its accounts of combat, studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing, Harry Truman, George Patton, and Alvin York, and authoritative in presenting the big picture. It is military history of the first rank and, incredibly, the first in-depth account of this fascinating and important battle.

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Publish Date

2008

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9780805079319


Format: Book
Author: Lengel, Edward G
Title: To conquer hell : the Meuse-Argonne, 1918 / Edward G. Lengel.
Publisher Date: New York : H. Holt, 2008.
Subject: United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918. Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918 World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Meuse River Valley
Isbn: 9780805079319 0805079319
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Format: Book
Author: Lengel, Edward G.
Title: To conquer hell : the Meuse-Argonne, 1918 / Edward G. Lengel.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : H. Holt, 2008.
Description: xiv, 491 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Subjects: Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Meuse River Valley
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-471) and index.
LCCN: 2007024461
ISBN: 9780805079319
ISBN: 0805079319
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Call Number: 940.436 Len