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Contents Preface Part I Chapter One: ¿All the promotion in the world would make no difference now¿: John J. Pershing Chapter Two: The Cult of the Attack Chapter Three: ¿Right or wrong, my Country¿ Chapter Four: ¿Retreat, hell. We just got here.¿ Chapter Five: ¿An Independent American Army.¿ Part II Chapter Six: ¿Here is the Golden Dream¿: The Meuse-Argonne Chapter Seven: ¿The only way to begin is to commence.¿ Part III Phase One: September 26-30 September 26th: ¿You boys are my kind. Now let¿s go in!¿ September 27th: ¿We began to realize what artillery really meant.¿ September 28th: ¿Words can never describe it, nor is the mind imaginative enough to conceive it.¿ September 29th: ¿There were very few heroes that morning.¿ September 30th: Relief Phase Two: October 4-6 October 4th: ¿God damn it, don¿t you know we¿re going over the top.¿ ¿Our mission is to hold this position at all costs¿: The Lost Battalion. October 5th: ¿Just plain murder¿ October 6th: ¿It is not a dishonorable deed to give up.¿ Phase Three: October 7-11 October 7th: ¿Their faces told the whole story of their fight.¿ October 8th: ¿York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army.¿ October 9th: ¿We are going to have a very hard day.¿ October 10th: Beyond the Argonne October 11th: Last Gasp Phase Four: October 12-15 October 12-13th: ¿Like the heat from a blast-furnace door.¿ October 14th: ¿The best day¿s work.¿ October 15th: ¿There are times when even general officers have to be expendable.¿ Phase Five: October 16-31 ¿Large bodies move slowly, though with great momentum when they start.¿ Victory: November 1-11 Conclusion: ¿When I get back, you can wager I will be a home loving man.¿ Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Argonne, Battle of the, France, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Meuse River Valley.
United States. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.