The Resource A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub

A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub

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A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
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A Christmas far from home
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an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
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Stanley Weintraub
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Language
eng
Summary
"From an acclaimed historian, the dramatic story of the Christmas escape of thousands of American troops overwhelmingly surrounded by the enemy in Korea's harsh terrain. Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, five months into the Korean War, General MacArthur flew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an 'end-the-war-by-Christmas' offensive despite recent intervention by Mao's Chinese, who would soon trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, an overwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve. In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season"--
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1929-
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Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
951.904/24
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not applicable
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LC call number
DS918.2.C35
LC item number
W45 2014
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Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
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  • United States
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Marines
  • Soldiers
  • Christmas
  • Escapes
  • Courage
  • Survival
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • HISTORY / Military / Korean War
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Asia / Korea
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A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub
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Electronic audio file
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- A Turkey for Thanksgiving -- Upbeat Thanksgiving -- The Pincers Parlay -- Mission Impossible -- An Entirely New War -- Beginning the Breakout -- Hagaru to Koto-ri -- A Bridge Apart -- Downhill All the Way -- Christmas Eve -- Epilogue
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781483027234
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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b334fc39-79df-4d9b-a868-8f4732f84519
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
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unknown
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  • (TLC)erc0000304302
  • 5496942
Label
A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
not applicable
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- A Turkey for Thanksgiving -- Upbeat Thanksgiving -- The Pincers Parlay -- Mission Impossible -- An Entirely New War -- Beginning the Breakout -- Hagaru to Koto-ri -- A Bridge Apart -- Downhill All the Way -- Christmas Eve -- Epilogue
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781483027234
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b334fc39-79df-4d9b-a868-8f4732f84519
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (TLC)erc0000304302
  • 5496942

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