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Author Walker, William T., Jr., author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.436 WAL    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    940.436 WAL    DUE 09-05-20
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 447 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-429) and index.
Summary "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.
Contents Prologue: words tongued with fire -- Part I. The stakes -- "Horrors from the abyss" -- Major 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 -- Toward Montfaucon 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 doughboys -- Epilogue: "Some could, some could not, shake off misery."
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.
ISBN 9781501117893 (hardcover)
1501117890 (hardcover)

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