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Betrayal at Little Gibraltar : a German fortress, a treacherous American general, and the battle to end World War I / William T. Walker.

Walker, William T., Jr., author. (Author).
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Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 940.436 Walker (Text) 31208912452747 non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501117893
  • ISBN: 1501117890
  • Physical Description: xiii, 447 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-429) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: words tongued with fire -- Part I. The stakes -- "Horrors from the abyss" -- Harry Parkin's affidavit -- Little Gibraltar of the Western Front -- "Do you wish to take part in the battle?" -- "This appalling proposition" -- "Feeling like crusaders" -- Training for disaster -- "An ominous, dread inspiring place" -- Part II. Battle and betrayal -- Over the top and into a trap -- "The 79th is holding up the entire First Army" -- "Bayonet and rifle butt, pistol and trench knife" -- "All America is behind us" -- "Regardless of cost" -- The cost of "regardless" -- Relief and disgrace -- Into the cyclone ... once again -- Redemption on Corn Willy Hill -- Making good ... at last -- Part III. The war after the war -- Controlling the narrative -- Bullard, Bjornstad, and Booth -- Betrayal at Little Gibraltar -- Denkmal: remembering the lost doughboys -- Epilogue: "Some could, some could not, shake off misery."
Summary, etc.: "A painstakingly researched account of World War I's violent Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the 100-year-old cover-up at its center traces the efforts of AEF Commander-in-Chief John J. Pershing to capture the near-impregnable German Montfaucon and the inside betrayal that cost untold lives."-- NoveList.
Subject: Bullard, Robert Lee, 1861-1947 > Military leadership.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 79th > History > World War, 1914-1918.
Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Meuse River Valley.
Montfaucon (Meuse, France) > History, Military > 20th century.

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