Pershing - The Soldiers' General [NOOK Book]

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John J. "Black Jack" Pershing was the highest ranking soldier in U.S. history. He served in the Army from the Indian Wars in the West to World War I. As a general, he personally led the charge up an extinct volcano in the Philippines against Moro insurgents. For this he was nominated for the Medal of Honor, which he turned down, stating that he had done nothing more than any other soldier would have done.

Pershing was a man of high character ...
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Pershing - The Soldiers' General

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Overview

John J. "Black Jack" Pershing was the highest ranking soldier in U.S. history. He served in the Army from the Indian Wars in the West to World War I. As a general, he personally led the charge up an extinct volcano in the Philippines against Moro insurgents. For this he was nominated for the Medal of Honor, which he turned down, stating that he had done nothing more than any other soldier would have done.

Pershing was a man of high character and strong morals. He would not ask his men to do anything that he would not do himself. He was one of the few white men who not only led the black Buffalo Soldiers, but admired them. He fought alongside them in the West against the Sioux, in the Philippines against the Moros, and in Europe against the Germans.

This is a historical fiction account of Pershing's life. I chose this venue because there is very little known about him other than his military life. He left few personal papers, so his personal relationships with family, wife and children are sketchy, at best in biographies. I wanted to flesh the man out and show the personal side of him because most of the time he is shown to be emotionless and stern. This side of him only came about after he lost his wife and three of his four children in a fire, which he never got over.

Pershing was a great American hero who today very little thought is given to his contributions to the country and how its Army goes to war. He changed the way America prepares for and conducts combat operations. He mentored some of the great military leaders of the future, including Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower and Marshall.

Today, he rests in Arlington National Cemetery alongside his two grandson who both served in the Army.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014785204
  • Publisher: Chadwell Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 412
  • File size: 225 KB

Meet the Author

John Chadwell served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. He deployed to Vietnam three times and took part in Operation Urgent Fury in 1983, operating Radio Free Grenada.

After leaving the Navy, he worked as a reporter for various magazines and newspapers. He has authored to other books; one, "Hunt of the Sea Wolves," and action-thriller about combating modern-day pirates who hijack ships to use as weapons of mass destruction. The other book is a graphic novel, "Werewolves of New Idria." He is working on his fourth novel, "MCU - Major Crime Unit." which is based on the true story about "Operation Casablanca," an undercover sting aimed at the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.
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