The American Expeditionary Forces: Its Organization and Accomplishments by Maj. General James G. Harbord, inscribed by Vice President Charles G. Dawes.
Octavo, 95pp, . Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on front cover. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Soiling to cloth covers, front hinge starting. Frontispiece portrait. This copy is signed on the front free endpaper: “For my friend Philip Jansen, from Charles G. Dawes.”
Charles G. Dawes was the 30th Vice President of the United States under President Calvin Coolidge and Ambassador to Great Britain under President Herbert Hoover. The Military Board of Allied Supply was formed by Charles G. Dawes in 1918, after his recommendation to General John J. Pershing to form an intergovernmental agency to coordinate logistical support of the Allied forces on the Western Front during WWI. Competition between the Allied armies for scarce resources, such as fuel and ammunition, resulted in unnecessary price gouging and supply gaps.