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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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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contains biographical information
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1929-
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Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
951.904/24
Index
index present
LC call number
DS918.2.C35
LC item number
W45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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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 book
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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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
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822339
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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1ec3f0fc-6428-4266-9a58-0cade0ce65fb
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)892239080
  • (TLC)erc0000294052
  • 5503186
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A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822339
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1ec3f0fc-6428-4266-9a58-0cade0ce65fb
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892239080
  • (TLC)erc0000294052
  • 5503186

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