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Author Nelson, James Carl, author.

Title The Polar Bear Expedition : the heroes of America's forgotten invasion of Russia, 1918-1919 / James Carl Nelson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    947.0841 NEL    Available
Description viii, 309 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297).
Contents Prologue: Nijni Gora, Russia, January 19, 1919 -- The march to intervention -- Over where -- To Russia. With angst -- We're here because we're here -- Archangel -- Upriver -- The romance of Company A -- The strangest fighting mission ever -- The bridge -- Onega -- Storm clouds -- Friends and comrades -- Verst 445 -- Armistice Day, part 1 -- Armistice Day, part 2 -- The Pinega -- The lonesome death of Francis Cuff -- Medicine men -- A Thanksgiving of sorts -- Better than no war at all -- "K" means Kodish -- The sad case of Sergeant Young -- The silence of Ust Padenga -- The devil comes to Nijni Gora -- Flight -- Vistafka -- To what end -- Why did we go to Russia -- The Ballad of Bolshiozerski -- The Gulag Amerikanski -- From Russia, with love -- Epilogue: A return to Russia.
Summary "The extraordinary true story of America's forgotten invasion of Russia: one-thousand miles north of Moscow, five-thousand brave U.S. troops from Michigan fought the Red Army during the winter of 1918-1919 in brutal arctic conditions."--Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 339th -- History.
Polar Bear Expedition (1918-1919)
Soldiers -- Michigan -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Michigan -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Added Title America's forgotten invasion of Russia
ISBN 9780062852779 (hardcover) $28.99
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