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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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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
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 Tenth 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 four-thousand-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troopships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve
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951.904/24
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  • illustrations
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index present
LC call number
DS919
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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, Stanley Weintraub
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- 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 -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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23 cm.
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Edition
First Da Capo Press paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780306824135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)902657038

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