The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898

The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898 by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0195045556
Published by Oxford University Press on December 8th 1988
Genres: Military, Pre-War, United States
Pages: 560

Len's Summary: This volume begins with the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection and covers the major reforms instituted by War Secretary Elihu Root that created the modern general staff system and helped prepare the Army for World War One. Of particular interest to Western Front Association members is Coffman's analysis of the colonial Army's experience in the Philippines and later on the Western Front, as well as the postwar army.

The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941

The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0674012992
Published by Belknap Press on April 30th 2004
Genres: Technology & Engineering, United States
Pages: 519

Len's Summary: The long awaited second volume of "Mac" Coffman's monumental study of the United States Army. Volume one entitled:

The Lost Battalion

The Lost BattalionThe Lost Battalion by Thomas M. Johnson, Fletcher Pratt, Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0803276133
Published by Bison Books on May 1st 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: Reprint of a 1938 classic with a new introduction by the dean of American WWI historians Edward M. "Mac" Coffman. The Meuse-Argonne from a ground-level infantry view. A November 2000 selection of the History Book Club.

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All WarsThe War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I by Edward M. Coffman
ISBN: 0813109558
Published by University Press of Kentucky on July 23rd 1998
Genres: World War I, Battle History, Diplomacy and Politics
Pages: 440

Len's Summary: Still the best summary of America’s experience in the Great War.