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War on the Border

Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

Jeff Guinn

Explore the dramatic conflict between Pancho Villa and General John J. Pershing in War on the Border by Jeff Guinn. This thrilling account of Villa's bloody raid on a small US border town and the subsequent "Punitive Expedition" launched by Pershing and his motley crew of troops, National Guards, and Texas Rangers shines a light on the early days of modern warfare. Experience the last fight by the legendary African-American "Buffalo Soldiers," the first use of automobiles and trucks in warfare, and the use of Curtiss Jenny airplanes for reconnaissance. Guinn masterfully chronicles the impact of this conflict that still reverberates in the Southwestern US today.
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