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A christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War / Stanley Weintraub ; designed by Jack Lenzo.

Author/Creator:
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-2019, author.
Publication:
Boston, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
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Subjects:
United States. Army. Corps, 10th -- History -- 20th century.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir.
Marines -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christmas -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Escapes -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Courage -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Survival -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
An anecdote-rich narrative of the 1950 holiday season during the Korean War, when, just after Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of US troops were surrounded in the Chosin reservoir area by hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and began a terrible and difficult retreat, which finally ended on Christmas Day.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; 1 - A Turkey for Thanksgiving; 2 - Upbeat Thanksgiving; 3 - The Pincers Parlay; 4 - Mission Impossible: The Offensive Short-Circuits; 5 - An ""Entirely New War""; 6 - Beginning the Breakout; 7 - Hagaru to Koto-ri; 8 - A Bridge Apart; 9 - Downhill All the Way; 10 - Christmas Eve; Epilogue; Sources; Acknowledgments; Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Lenzo, Jack, designer.
ISBN:
0-306-82233-4