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Question on book about Gen. Pershing


Timothykready
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Hello- Many years ago, I read a book about Gen. Pershing and the AEF. I believe it was written by a man named Epstein and possibly published by West Point. It would have been published in the 60's. It was a serious military history discussing organization and logistics as well as battles and personalities. I have spent the last half hour trying every conceivable Google search and found it fruitless. Please help. Thank you.

 

 

 

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Would it be Robert M Epstein. He's mentioned in this PDF thesis Click not sure if it names the book you want but might help?

 

Mike

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Alas, no- but now I want to read this guy's book on Napoleon...thank you...

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I'm going to look at it. I'll tell you what I remember the most- the author delved into the "why" of the double-sided AEF divisions, which as a wargamer I really enjoyed. He also offered a critique of Pershing's vision of the "solitary, expert marksman infantryman" stalking the battlefield, an idea that was hopelessly obsolete by 1917. It was a fair, balanced-analysis book that made a great read for a 15 year-old...

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