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A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Weintraub
ISBN: 9780306822322 0306822326
OCLC Number: 888164360
Description: xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
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.
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Praise for Stanley Weintraub's previous wartime Christmas books Pearl Harbor Christmas "Erudite, sweeping, and contemplative--classic Weintraub"--Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating account of Churchill's Read more...

 
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