In this episode, it's a real pleasure to be joined by the American writer and former History professor, William Stroock.
William's historical interests are many, but his book on the WW1 American general John J "Blackjack" Pershing is a fascinating insight into one of the Great War's most complex and colourful characters.
We talk about Pershing's early life and military career, examine whether some of the more disagreeable traits in his character were compatible with Generalship, and consider his legacy, as well as look at the often strained relationship between Blackjack and other members of Allied high command during the Great War.
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