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A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War
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Published:
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, [2014].
Format:
Book
ISBN:
9780306822322 (hbk.), 0306822326 (hbk.)
Physical Desc:
xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Status:
Huron Street - Adult Nonfiction
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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, MA: 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, MA: 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, MA: 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, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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