The Resource Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos

Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos

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Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Title
Spearhead
Title remainder
an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Adam Makos
Title variation
American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner's seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He's a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division--"Spearhead"--thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art "super tank," one of twenty in the European theatre. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That's how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the U.S. Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the "Fortress City" of Germany. Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Shcaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans. As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy one last time
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Makos, Adam
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1273092
  • B
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not applicable
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LC call number
D769.3055 32nd
LC item number
.M34 2019ab
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  • history
  • biography
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Read by Johnathan McClain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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McClain, Johnathan
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  • Smoyer, Clarence
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Tank crews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • M26 (Tank)
  • Panther (Tank)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Armed Forces
  • M26 (Tank)
  • Military campaigns
  • Panther (Tank)
  • Regimental histories
  • Tank crews
  • Tank warfare
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
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Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos
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  • Title from web page
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unknown
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio disc (13 hr., 33 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781984846006
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984845986
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8498
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unknown
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sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076273446
  • 1822825
  • (OCoLC)on1076273446
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not applicable
Label
Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio disc (13 hr., 33 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984846006
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984845986
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8498
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076273446
  • 1822825
  • (OCoLC)on1076273446
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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