The Story of General Pershing
by Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
Publisher: ManyBooks 1919
Number of pages: 151
John Joseph 'Black Jack' Pershing (1860 - 1948) was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army - General of the Armies.
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