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The Resource Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw

Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw

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Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II
Title
Against all odds
Title remainder
a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II
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Alex Kershaw
Title variation
  • True story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II
  • True story of ultimate courage and survival in World War 2
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Language
eng
Summary
"The national bestselling author of The First Wave tells the untold story of four of the most decorated soldiers of World War II-all Medal of Honor recipients-from the beaches of French Morocco to Hitler's own mountaintop fortress As the Allies raced to defeat Hitler, four men, all in the same unit, earned medal after medal for battlefield heroism. Maurice "Footsie" Britt, a former professional football player, became the very first American to receive every award for valor in a single war. Michael Daly was a West Point dropout who risked his neck over and over to keep his men alive. Keith Ware would one day become the first and only draftee in history to attain the rank of general before serving in Vietnam. In WWII, Ware owed his life to the finest soldier he ever commanded, a baby-faced Texan named Audie Murphy. In the campaign to liberate Europe, each would gain the ultimate accolade, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tapping into personal interviews and a wealth of primary source material, Alex Kershaw has delivered his most gripping account yet of American courage, spanning more than six hundred days of increasingly merciless combat, from the deserts of North Africa to the dark heart of Nazi Germany. Once the guns fell silent, these four exceptional warriors would discover just how heavy the Medal of Honor could be-and how great the expectations associated with it. Having survived against all odds, who among them would finally find peace?"--
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collective biography
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.54/8173
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.31 30th
LC item number
.K37 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Medal of Honor
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / World
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Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Mediterranean -- Baptism of fire -- Sicily -- Mud, mules and mountains -- Bloody ridge -- Naples -- The agony of Anzio -- Breakout -- France -- La belle France -- Blitzkrieg in Provence -- The quarry -- The frozen crust -- At all costs -- Germany -- "Murphy crowds Britt" -- "The heart of darkness" -- Peace -- No peace within -- Coming home
Control code
on1267403083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780593183748
Lccn
2021035935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1267403083
Label
Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Mediterranean -- Baptism of fire -- Sicily -- Mud, mules and mountains -- Bloody ridge -- Naples -- The agony of Anzio -- Breakout -- France -- La belle France -- Blitzkrieg in Provence -- The quarry -- The frozen crust -- At all costs -- Germany -- "Murphy crowds Britt" -- "The heart of darkness" -- Peace -- No peace within -- Coming home
Control code
on1267403083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780593183748
Lccn
2021035935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1267403083

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