The gripping account of the U.S. First Army s astonishing triumph over the Germans in America s bloodiest battle of the First World War the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne.
The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne stands as the deadliest clash in American history: More than a million untested American soldiers went up against battle-hardened German troops, costing more than twenty-six thousand deaths and leaving nearly a hundred thousand wounded. Yet in forty-seven days of intense combat, those Americans pushed back the enemy and forced the Germans to surrender, bringing the First World War to an end.
"Forty-Seven Days" tells how General John J. Black Jack Pershing s exemplary leadership led to the unlikeliest of victories. Also explored are America s original fighter ace, Eddie Rickenbacker; legendary Corporal Alvin York; artillery officer and future president Harry S. Truman; innovative tank commander George S. Patton; and Douglas MacArthur, the Great War s most decorated soldier.
"Forty-Seven Days" is the definitive account of the First Army s hard-fought victory in World War I.
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Get ready to dig into one of the wildest and deadliest battles in history. Brad Meltzer, "New York Times" Bestselling Author
The story of this pivotal battle has never been better told than it is here. Max Boot, "New York Times" Bestselling Author
This book will take its place as one of the best books written about the largest and one of the deadliest campaigns in American military history. Carlo D Este, Author of "Patton: A Genius For War""
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