Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing
A full-bodied portrait of a remarkable American, plus new insights into American and international military history and a fresh view of the United States's rise to power. Frank E. Vandiver focuses on the qualities of and challenges to Pershing the soldier without losing sight of the man who wore the uniform.
"The first authoritative and complete biography of Pershing."--American Historical Review
"Vandiver's study is the best and most complete we are likely to have."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Frank Vandiver has done a magisterial job of bringing to life an authentic hero who to many has seemed forbidding and bloodless."--Houston Chronicle