A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
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Boston, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, [2014].
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9780306822322, 0306822326
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xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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"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 trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, an overwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve"--

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"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 trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, an overwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weintraub, S. (2014). A Christmas far from home: an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War. Boston, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-. 2014. A Christmas Far From Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War. Boston, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-, A Christmas Far From Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War. Boston, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weintraub, Stanley. A Christmas Far From Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War. Boston, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, 2014. Print.

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