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

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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.

Product Details

  • Author: Edward G. Lengel
  • Publication Date: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Holt Paperbacks
  • Binding: Paperback, 528 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 787L x 551W x 79H
    • Weight: 80
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 800L x 520W x 110H
    • Weight: 80
  • List Price: $22.99
  • ISBN: 0805089152
  • ASIN: 0805089152

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