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The Resource In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole, edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell

In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole, edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell

Label
In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole
Title
In the company of generals
Title remainder
the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Pierpont Stackpole was a Boston lawyer who in January 1918 became aide to Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, soon to be commander of the first American corps in France. Stackpole's diary is a major eyewitness account of the American Expeditionary Forces' experience on the Western Front, offering an insider's view into the workings of Liggett's commands, his day-to-day business, and how he orchestrated his commands in trying and confusing situations. Stackpole's diary also sheds light on other figures of the war, presenting a different view of the controversial Major General Clarence Edwards than has recently been recorded and relating the general staff's attitudes about the flamboyant aviation figure Billy Mitchell. General Liggett built the American army in France, and the best measure of his achievement is this diary of his aide
  • "Pierpont Stackpole was a Boston lawyer who in January 1918 became aide to Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, soon to be commander of the first American corps in France. Stackpole{u2019}s diary, published here for the first time, is a major eyewitness account of the American Expeditionary Forces{u2019} experience on the Western Front, offering an insider{u2019}s view into the workings of Liggett{u2019}s commands, his day-to-day business, and how he orchestrated his commands in trying and confusing situations. Hunter Liggett did not fit John J. Pershing{u2019}s concept of the trim and energetic officer, but Pershing entrusted to him a corps and then an army command. Liggett assumed leadership of the U.S. First Army in mid-October of 1918, and after reorganizing, reinforcing, and resting, the battle-weary troops broke through the German lines in a fourth attack at the Meuse-Argonne{u2014}accomplishing what Pershing had failed to do in three previous attempts. The victory paved the way to armistice on November 11. Liggett has long been a shadowy figure in the development of the American high command. He was 2Old Army,3 a veteran of Indian wars who nevertheless kept abreast of changes in warfare and more than other American officers was ready for the novelties of 1914{u2013}1918. Because few of his papers have survived, the diary of his aide{u2014}who rode in the general{u2019}s staff car as Liggett unburdened himself about fellow generals and their sometimes abysmal tactical notions{u2014}provides especially valuable insights into command within the AEF. Stackpole{u2019}s diary also sheds light on other figures of the war, presenting a different view of the controversial Major General Clarence Edwards than has recently been recorded and relating the general staff{u2019}s attitudes about the flamboyant aviation figure Billy Mitchell. General Liggett built the American army in France, and the best measure of his achievement is this diary of his aide. That record stands here as a fascinating and authentic look at the Great War."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1875-1936
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stackpole, Pierpont L.
Dewey number
940.4/36
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.L54
LC item number
S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ferrell, Robert H
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liggett, Hunter
  • Stackpole, Pierpont L.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Command of troops
  • Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918
Label
In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole, edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beginnings -- Preparation -- Crisis -- for the Anglo-French -- Giving advice -- To Soissons -- Aisne-Marne I -- Aisne-Marne II -- St. Mihiel -- Attack in the Meuse-Argonne -- Second attack -- Third attack -- Fourth -- and victory -- Epilogue
  • Beginnings -- Preparation -- Crisis--for the Anglo-French -- Giving advice -- To Soissons -- Aisne-Marne I -- Aisne-Marne II -- St. Mihiel -- Attack in the Meuse-Argonne -- Second attack -- Third attack -- Fourth--and victory -- Epilogue
Control code
318878435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780826218704
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)318878435
Label
In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole, edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beginnings -- Preparation -- Crisis -- for the Anglo-French -- Giving advice -- To Soissons -- Aisne-Marne I -- Aisne-Marne II -- St. Mihiel -- Attack in the Meuse-Argonne -- Second attack -- Third attack -- Fourth -- and victory -- Epilogue
  • Beginnings -- Preparation -- Crisis--for the Anglo-French -- Giving advice -- To Soissons -- Aisne-Marne I -- Aisne-Marne II -- St. Mihiel -- Attack in the Meuse-Argonne -- Second attack -- Third attack -- Fourth--and victory -- Epilogue
Control code
318878435
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780826218704
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)318878435

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