The Nation at War

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The Nation at War

By General Peyton C. March
Doubleday, 1932
415 pp. $3.00
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General March was chief of staff of the United States army in 1918, and his memoirs rank in importance with those of Foch, Pershing and Field Marshal Wilson. In compact form, General March gives his story of the organization and conduct of the war -- not always the story, incidentally, told by his associates. The book is full of interesting material on the industrial mobilization, the transport problem, the draft, the supply system, and the conduct of operations as seen from Washington, to say nothing of side-lights on personalities and politics. General March writes not only with wide knowledge but with extraordinary frankness, and his book is easily one of the most important sources for the history of America's effort.