Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing

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Texas A&M University Press, 2021 - Biography & Autobiography - 1246 pages

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

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About the author (2021)

Frank E. Vandiver (1925-2005) was chairman of the board of the Mosher Institute for International Policy Studies and president of Texas A&M University. One of the nation's preeminent historian-writers, he published numerous works on American military history, including the critically acclaimed biography Mighty Stonewall published by Texas A&M University Press.

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