Meuse-Argonne Bibliography


The Bibliography below provides a good, basic introduction to the battle from several perspectives. It is by no means an exhaustive bibliography. It also does not include histories of specific military units.


Books on the Battle, America’s Involvement, etc.

American Battle Monuments Commission. American Armies and Battlefield in Europe: A History, Guide and Reference Book. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938.

Braim, Paul F. The Test of Battle: The American Expeditionary Forces in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1998.

Coffman, Edward M. The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War 1. Lexington, KY. University of Kentucky Press, 1968.

Ferrell, Robert H. America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2007.

Ferrell, Robert H. Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2004.

Grotelueschen, Mark Ethan. The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War 1. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Harbord, James J. The American Army in France 1917-1919. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1936.

Laplander, Robert J. Finding the Lost Battalion: Beyond the Rumors, Myths and Legends of America’s Famous WW1 Epic. Waterford, WI: Lulu Press, 2006.

Lengel, Edward G. To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne 1918. New York: Macmillan, 2008

Lengel, Edward G., Editor. A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.

Pershing, John J. My Experiences in the World War. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931.

Stallings, Laurence. The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.


Biographies and Autobiographies

Baker, Chester E. Doughboy’s Diary. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1998.

Baker, Horace L. Argonne Days in World War 1. Edited with an introduction by Robert H. Ferrell. Columbia, MO: Univeristy of Missouri Press, 2007.

Ettinger, Albert M. and Ettinger, A. Churchill. A Doughboy with the Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Remembrance of World War 1. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.

Nelson, James Carl. The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009.

Skinner, Stephen. The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2008.


Photo Collections

Mackey, Frank J. and Jernegan, Marcus Wilson, Ph.D., advisory editor. Forward March: The Photographic Record of America in the World War and the Post War Social Upheaval. Chicago: The Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Department of Rehabilitation, 1934.


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  • Dr. Brian A Smith

    There is also ‘The History of Company B, 311th Infantry in the World War’ by Benjamin Colonna (1922); it’s available as a pdf download from the Internet Archive (


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