Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I

Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War IMeuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I by William M. Wright, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215270
Published by University of Missouri on June 9th 2004
Genres: Diaries & Journals, Military, United States
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The story of a successful division, the 89th, drawn from the diary of its leader Major General William Wright, who was later promoted to Corps commander.

Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division

Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas DivisionCollapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215327
Published by University of Missouri on June 25th 2004
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Presents a cautionary tale of a typical inexperienced and under trained AEF division, the 35th Missouri-Kansas National Guard. // Analysis of the 35th Division collapse in the Meuse-Argonne that spotlights the steep learning curve faced by AEF commanders and soldiers in 1917 and 1918. Ferrell faults Major General Robert E. Traub, the divisional commander, for insensitivity to the tactical situation in fighting in the Argonne around Felville and Varennes, territory familiar to participants in recent WFA-USA tours. Divisional artillery commander Brigadier General Lucien D. Berry also comes in for criticism for failure to comprehend his guns role in infantry support. It was divisional engineer Colonel Thomas C. Clark who saved the day and prevented retreat from turning into rout. Other brigade, regimental, battalion commanders performed adequately; some preformed brilliantly before the Division was withdrawn from the line on September 30, 1918.

Trench Knives and Mustard Gas: With the 42nd Rainbow Division in France

Trench Knives and Mustard Gas: With the 42nd Rainbow Division in FranceTrench Knives and Mustard Gas: With the 42nd Rainbow Division in France by Hugh S. Thompson, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 1585442909
Published by Texas A&M University Press on May 14th 2004
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Presents the war as seen through the eyes of a highly-decorated and badly-wounded subaltern in the famed Rainbow Division of General Douglas MacArthur.

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I

Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War IFive Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826215947
Published by University of Missouri on June 1st 2005
Genres: Military, United States
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: Contains new material. Dr. Ferrell, who spoke at the April 2005 GWS seminar in Los Angeles, is a Professor-emeritus at the University of Indiana and the author of many books on WWI.

A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918

A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918 by William S. Triplet, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826212905
Published by University of Missouri Press on August 1st 2000
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Military, History, Europe, France, World War I
Pages: 344

Len's Summary: Another interesting Great War memoir produced by an important American regional publisher.

America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918

America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918America's Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918 by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0700618570
Published by University Press of Kansas on February 1st 2007
Genres: History, Military, Strategy, World War I, United States
Pages: 195

Len's Summary: A new analysis of America’s largest and costliest (26 thousand dead) WWI battle by a premier American historian.

Argonne Days in World War I

Argonne Days in World War IArgonne Days in World War I by Horace L. Baker, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826217087
Published by University of Missouri on March 7th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Veterans, General, World
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: The memoir of a Mississippi Doughboy edited by the prolific author of America’s Deadliest Battle and editor of Meuse-Argonne Diary: The Divisional Commander in World War I.

The Question of MacArthur’s Reputation: Côte De Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918

The Question of MacArthur’s Reputation: Côte De Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918The Question of MacArthur's Reputation: Côte De Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918 by Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 9780826218308
Published by University of Missouri Press on November 30th 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, United States, Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Pages: 111

Len's Summary: Army records indicate that MacArthur’s subordinates deserve most of the credit for this successful Meuse-Argonne action for which MacArthur was nominated for the Medal of Honor. By the prolific author of Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion in World War I (Missouri, 2005) and many other WWI histories. Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal November 25, 2008.

In the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole

In the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. StackpoleIn the Company of Generals: The World War Diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole by Pierpont L. Stackpole, Robert H. Ferrell
ISBN: 0826218709
Published by University of Missouri on November 1st 2009
Pages: 208

Len's Summary: A critical look at Pershing’s command by an AEF staff officer at Chaumont complimented by marginal comments by the editor, a distinguished historian of Woodrow Wilson and WWI.