Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

The Life of General of the Armies John J. Pershing

Book - 1998
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Critical Praise for Gene Smith On Until the Last Trumpet Sounds

""The best recent compact study of the commander of the American Expeditionary Force of World War I."" Booklist

""A six-star effort . . . captures Pershing better than anyone has before."" The Grand Rapids Press

On The Shattered Dream

""A storyteller of history, Gene Smith is one of the very best in his field."" The Washington Post

On When the Cheering Stopped

""A brilliantly written and dramatically effective work of history . . . Smith is a prodigious researcher, an artful writer."" The New York Times

On American Gothic

""A ripping good tale . . . the story rivets you. You can t put the book down."" The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1998
ISBN: 9780471350644
0471350648
9780471246930
047124693X
Branch Call Number: B PERSHI,J
Characteristics: xi, 369 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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PearlyBaker
Jan 09, 2016

I came to read about the only six star general in US history and learn about the Missourah warrior whom chased Pancho Villa and led the troops in WWI. So I got frustrated when the narrative rambled on and on and on about his wife and children. I get it, he loves his wife and kids. It's no surprise I'm kind of an insensitive moron; just ask my ask ex wives, children or friends. But I really felt particularly rakish when I was about to quit this book until I read his entire family save for one son were all killed in a fire. Then I stayed to read about the human behind the soldier. Even so it is my humble opinion that Gene Smith along with many other historians and novelists alike could use a good editor. Sometimes less really is more.

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