General Fox Conner : Pershing's Chief of Operations and Eisenhower's Mentor
by Steven Rabalais


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Winner of the 2016 Army Historical Society Distinguished Writing Award. "Anyone interested in American military history will find it a treasure" (Karl Roider, Alumni Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University).

During World War I, Gen. Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Gen. Pershing told Conner: "I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you." In the early 1920s, Conner transformed his protégé Dwight D. Eisenhower from a struggling young officer on the verge of a court martial into one of the American army's rising stars. Eisenhower acknowledged Fox Conner as "the one more or less invisible figure to whom I owe an incalculable debt." This book presents the first complete biography of this significant, but now forgotten, figure in American military history.

In addition to providing a unique insider's view into the operations of the American high command during World War I, General Fox Conner also tells the story of an interesting life. Conner felt a calling to military service, although his father had been blinded during the Civil War. From humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, Conner became one of the army's intellectuals. During the 1920s, when most of the nation slumbered in isolationism, Conner predicted a second world war. As the nation began to awaken to new international dangers in the 1930s, Pres. Roosevelt offered Fox Conner the position of army chief of staff, which he declined. Poor health prevented his participation in World War II, while others whom he influenced, including Eisenhower, Patton, and Marshall, went on to fame.

"A biography that is both dramatic and compelling." —Mark Perry, author of The Pentagon's Wars

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Overview

Winner of the 2016 Army Historical Society Distinguished Writing Award. "Anyone interested in American military history will find it a treasure" (Karl Roider, Alumni Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University).

During World War I, Gen. Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Gen. Pershing told Conner: "I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you." In the early 1920s, Conner transformed his protégé Dwight D. Eisenhower from a struggling young officer on the verge of a court martial into one of the American army's rising stars. Eisenhower acknowledged Fox Conner as "the one more or less invisible figure to whom I owe an incalculable debt." This book presents the first complete biography of this significant, but now forgotten, figure in American military history.

In addition to providing a unique insider's view into the operations of the American high command during World War I, General Fox Conner also tells the story of an interesting life. Conner felt a calling to military service, although his father had been blinded during the Civil War. From humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, Conner became one of the army's intellectuals. During the 1920s, when most of the nation slumbered in isolationism, Conner predicted a second world war. As the nation began to awaken to new international dangers in the 1930s, Pres. Roosevelt offered Fox Conner the position of army chief of staff, which he declined. Poor health prevented his participation in World War II, while others whom he influenced, including Eisenhower, Patton, and Marshall, went on to fame.

"A biography that is both dramatic and compelling." —Mark Perry, author of The Pentagon's Wars


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  • ISBN: 9781612003986
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers (Ignition)
  • Imprint: Casemate Publishers
  • Date: Nov 2016
 
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