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Author Coonts, Stephen, 1946- author.

Title Dragon's Jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam / Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  959.7043 COO    DUE 08-13-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For seven long years hundreds of young US airmen flew sortie after sortie against North Vietnam's formidable and strategically important bridge, dodging a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft fire and enemy MiG planes. Many American airmen were shot down, killed, or captured and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp. But after each air attack, when the smoke cleared and the debris settled, the bridge stubbornly remained standing. For the North Vietnamese it became a symbol of their invincibility; for US war planners an obsession; for US airmen a testament to American mettle and valor. Using after-action reports, official records, and interviews with surviving pilots, as well as untapped Vietnamese sources, Dragon's Jaw chronicles American efforts to destroy the bridge, strike by bloody strike, putting readers into the cockpits, under fire"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Thanh Hóa.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American.
Bridges -- Vietnam -- Thanh Hóa -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Thanh Hóa.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Ma River Delta.
Added Author Tillman, Barrett, author.
ISBN 0306903474 (hardcover)
9780306903472 (hardcover)

 
    
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