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
Title
A Christmas far from home
Title remainder
an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Creator
Subject
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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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
951.904/24
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS918.2.C35
LC item number
W45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Marines
  • Soldiers
  • Christmas
  • Escapes
  • Courage
  • Survival
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Label
A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780306822322
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014011944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)888164360
  • 734333
  • (OCoLC)ocn888164360
  • 734333
Label
A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780306822322
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014011944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)888164360
  • 734333
  • (OCoLC)ocn888164360
  • 734333

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