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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
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
  • True story of ultimate courage and survival in World War two
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ZGX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
  • 940
  • 940.54/8173
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Medal of Honor
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (large print)
Instantiates
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
on1302875341
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 434 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593556399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
0028415116
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1302875341
Label
Against all odds : a true story of ultimate courage and survival in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (large print)
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
on1302875341
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 434 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593556399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
0028415116
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1302875341

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