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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
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Language
eng
Summary
On October 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea, 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. Led by some 20,000 men of the First Marine Division, the Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set for the vainglorious MacArthur along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir. What followed was one of the most heroic - and harrowing - operations in American military history, and one of the classic battles of all time. Faced with probable annihilation, and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero, the surrounded, and hugely outnumbered, Marines fought through the enemy forces with ferocity, ingenuity, and nearly unimaginable courage as they marched their way to the sea
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
951.904/242
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Changjin Reservoir (Korea)
  • Korea
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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
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index
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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 -- Book one: Seoul -- Book two: To the mountians -- Book three: The reservoir -- Book four: Red snow -- Book five: To the sea -- Epilogue: In the pantheon
Control code
2018010543
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780385541152
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle, Hampton Sides
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) 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 -- Book one: Seoul -- Book two: To the mountians -- Book three: The reservoir -- Book four: Red snow -- Book five: To the sea -- Epilogue: In the pantheon
Control code
2018010543
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780385541152
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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