General John J. Pershing Final Report. 1st ed. in wrappers
Black Jack Pershing Reports on Allied Victory in World War I
General John J. Pershing’s Final Report, in First Edition. This is the official report to Secretary of War Newton Baker; it is a full report closing out “The Great War” completed in 1920.
Approximately half the report is a collection of graphics and maps describing military action and maneuvers, including the battles of The Marne and the Meuse-Argonne. The folding maps and charts are, characteristic of the time, extraordinary examples of graphic interpretations of military geography. All divisions accounted for by time, date, and operation.
As one would expect from the original 20th Century “general’s general,” Pershing’s approach to reporting is all business, with due credit given to logistical and administrative questions. Submitted by the General to the Secretary of War dated September 1, 1919.
Ex-Library, from the files of the files of the Washington, D.C. Evening Star newspaper – stamped “The Evening Star / Library / The Sunday Star / Washington – – D. C.” Charts in very good condition, with minor tear but no loss. Wear on spine, repaired with clear tape. Wear on wraps at corners. Light chipping of extremities. Else very good.
Pershing, Gen. John J., FINAL REPORT OF GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING. COMMANDER –IN-CHIEF AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. Washington: 1920. Illus. 96 p., 6” X 9”. Wrappers, 16 folding maps and charts.