Table of Contents: The Beginning of a Soldier's Life; "The Many Acts of Good Soldiership"; Between Wars; A Time of Promise: June 1917-February, 1918; Acting Chief of Staff: The First Six Weeks; The War Department Begins to Hits Its Stride; "Men, Men, and Still More Men"; The Russian Situation: "Eggs Loaded With Dynamite; March and Pershing: The Friction of War; The War Department Strips for Action; Supplies, Ships, and Victory; "The Right Man in the Right Place"; Complications of Demobilization; Plans for Post-War Military Policy; Congress Forges a Military Policy; The Trials of Peace; Years of Retirements.
Illustrations: Frontispiece: Peyton C. March, Acting Chief of Staff, March 25, 1918; Following Page: Cadet Lieutenant Peyton C. March; Astor Battery, 1898; Surrender of Philippine Insurrectos, 1899; Military Attaches to Russo-Japanese War, 1904; J.J. Pershing and J.G. Harbord, 1917; Visitors to West Point, 1918; Purchase, Storage, and Traffic Division, 1918; Pershing's Return to the United States; Peyton C. March and Beverly F. Browne, 1953.
Maps: Northern Luzon; Russo-Japanese War.
|Title||The Hilt of the Sword: the Career of Peyton C. March|
|Author||Coffman, Edward M.|
|Publisher||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Published Place||Milwaukee, WI|
|Library of Congress Control Number||66010493|