Steven Rabalais with GENERAL FOX CONNER

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been "a brilliant soldier" and "one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced." During World War I, General Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Pershing told Conner, "I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you."

Dwight D. Eisenhower viewed Fox Conner as, "the outstanding soldier of my time." In the early 1920s, Conner transformed his protege 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 whom I owe an incalculable debt." 

This book presents the first complete biography of this significant, but now forgotten, figure in American military history.

About the Author

Steven Rabalais has a lifelong interest in military history and in the biographies of lesser-known, but historically significant, figures. Rabalais obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from Louisiana State University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor in 1985.  He has practiced law for more than thirty years and is a founding partner of Rabalais & Hebert of Lafayette, Louisiana.

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ISBN: 9781612003979
Published: Casemate - October 13th, 2016