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Author Weintraub, Stanley, 1929- author.

Title A Christmas far from home : an epic tale of courage and survival during the Korean War / Stanley Weintraub.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group Press, [2014]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    951.90424 WEI    Available
Description xvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Subject United States. Army. Corps, 10th -- History -- 20th century.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir.
Marines -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Christmas -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Escapes -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Courage -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Survival -- Korea (North) -- History -- 20th century.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
ISBN 9780306822322 (hbk.)
0306822326 (hbk.)

 
    
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