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The Resource On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle, Hampton Sides

On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle, Hampton Sides

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On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle
Title
On desperate ground
Title remainder
the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle
Statement of responsibility
Hampton Sides
Title variation
Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher
  • On October 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war. As he was speaking, 300,000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border. As Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir, what followed was one of the most harrowing operations in American military history. Sides' account provides a grunt's-eye view of history. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
951.904/242
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS918.2.C35
LC item number
S53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Changjin Reservoir (Korea)
  • Military campaigns
  • Korea (North)
  • HISTORY / Asia / General
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On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle, Hampton Sides
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Morning calm -- Seoul. The professor ; Traitor's house ; Across the Han ; Beneath the lighthouse ; The battle of the barricades ; The savior of our race ; God's right-hand man ; The tiger wants human beings -- To the mountains. Many, many ; King's envoy to Hamhung ; Heroic remedies ; Will o' the wisp ; Broken arrows ; A powerful instrument ; Fattened for the kill ; Never too late to talk ; Never a more daring flight -- The reservoir. Easy for us, tough for others ; Boon companions ; Easy Company holds here ; Where the bullet belongs ; Gung-ho, you cowardly bastards ; When the lead is flying ; A hot reception ; The war council ; An entirely new war -- Red snow. You will all be slaughtered ; Kissing a buzz saw ; Morphine dreams ; No soft options ; One-man army ; Every weapon that we have ; The ridgerunners ; This place of suffering -- To the sea. Attacking in a different direction ; In the day of trouble ; I'll get you a goddamn bridge ; Blood on the ice ; Taking departure ; The Bridge of Long Life ; Down to earth ; The most harrowing hour ; The crossing ; We will see you again in the south ; We walk in the hand of God -- Epilogue: In the pantheon
Control code
on1035218676
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101971215
Lccn
2018010543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035218676
Label
On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle, Hampton Sides
Publication
Copyright
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
Prologue: Morning calm -- Seoul. The professor ; Traitor's house ; Across the Han ; Beneath the lighthouse ; The battle of the barricades ; The savior of our race ; God's right-hand man ; The tiger wants human beings -- To the mountains. Many, many ; King's envoy to Hamhung ; Heroic remedies ; Will o' the wisp ; Broken arrows ; A powerful instrument ; Fattened for the kill ; Never too late to talk ; Never a more daring flight -- The reservoir. Easy for us, tough for others ; Boon companions ; Easy Company holds here ; Where the bullet belongs ; Gung-ho, you cowardly bastards ; When the lead is flying ; A hot reception ; The war council ; An entirely new war -- Red snow. You will all be slaughtered ; Kissing a buzz saw ; Morphine dreams ; No soft options ; One-man army ; Every weapon that we have ; The ridgerunners ; This place of suffering -- To the sea. Attacking in a different direction ; In the day of trouble ; I'll get you a goddamn bridge ; Blood on the ice ; Taking departure ; The Bridge of Long Life ; Down to earth ; The most harrowing hour ; The crossing ; We will see you again in the south ; We walk in the hand of God -- Epilogue: In the pantheon
Control code
on1035218676
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101971215
Lccn
2018010543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035218676

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