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The Resource The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918, Robert H. Ferrell

The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918, Robert H. Ferrell

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The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918
Title
The question of MacArthur's reputation
Title remainder
Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918
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Robert H. Ferrell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ferrell examines the WWI battle at Côte de Châtillon, reconstructing the movements of troops and the decisions of officers to detail how MacArthur's subordinates were the true heroes and how the taking of the hill could have been a disaster had the Eighty-fourth Brigade followed the general's original plan"--Provided by publisher
  • "Perhaps the best known of all American five-star generals, Douglas MacArthur established his military reputation at the hill of Châtillon during the great battle of the Meuse-Argonne in World War I. The thirty-eight-year-old brigadier general in command of the Eighty-fourth Infantry Brigade boasted to a fellow general that he had inspired his troops by example, taking the hill and breaking the main German line in northern France. Ever since, historical accounts and biographies have celebrated his leadership and bravery. That MacArthur{u2019}s forces prevailed is beyond question, as military historians have shown. Yet in all the annals of the Great War there is no detailed description of what happened at Châtillon, nor of what MacArthur had to do with it. Robert Ferrell examines those events and comes to a startling conclusion{u2014}one that will revise how we view this archetypal American hero. After sifting through the inexact accounts of the battle found in regimental and divisional histories{u2014}and through the many biographies of MacArthur that assert his leadership at Châtillon but do not describe it{u2014}Ferrell has gone into Army records to determine if what MacArthur claimed was true. In a moment-by-moment account of the battle, he reconstructs the movements of troops and the decisions of officers to show in detail how MacArthur{u2019}s subordinates were the true heroes. Ferrell describes how the taking of Côte de Châtillon could have been a disaster had the Eighty-fourth Brigade followed MacArthur's original plan, a bayonet charge at night. Wiser heads prevailed, and the attack of the Iowa and Alabama regiments was a great success. Ferrell has completed a chapter in the history of World War I that has stood unfinished for years, showing in masterly fashion how MacArthur exaggerated his reputation at Châtillon. The Question of MacArthur{u2019}s Reputation will reward historians seeking to fill gaps in the record, engage readers who enjoy descriptions of battle, and startle all who take their heroes for granted."--Publishers website
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Ferrell, Robert H
Dewey number
940.4/36
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D545.A63
LC item number
F48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • United States
  • Côte de Châtillon, Battle of, France, 1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918, Robert H. Ferrell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-108) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparation -- October 14 -- October 15 -- October 16 -- Conclusion
Control code
227919803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 111 pages
Isbn
9780826218308
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)227919803
Label
The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918, Robert H. Ferrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-108) 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
Preparation -- October 14 -- October 15 -- October 16 -- Conclusion
Control code
227919803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 111 pages
Isbn
9780826218308
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)227919803

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