To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War

By: Lengel, Edward G.

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The authoritative, dramatic, and previously untold story of the bloodiest battle in American history

On September 26, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France. Their commander, General John J. Pershing, said that in thirty-six hours the doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin. Six weeks of savage fighting later, the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War. The Meuse-Argonne had fallen at the cost of more than 120,000 American casualties, including 26,000 dead. In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen, an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever.

"To Conquer Hell" is gripping in its accounts of combat, studded with portraits of remarkable soldiers like Pershing, Harry Truman, George Patton, and Alvin York, and authoritative in presenting the big picture. It is military history of the first rank and, incredibly, the first in-depth account of this fascinating and important battle.

Title: To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War

Author: Lengel, Edward G.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 2009-01-06

ISBN/UPC Number: 0805089152

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780805089158

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780805089158

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