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Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war

Author: John McCain; Mark Salter
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"John McCain's ... history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McCain; Mark Salter
ISBN: 9781476759654 1476759650 9781476759661 1476759669
OCLC Number: 881064842
Description: xv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Soldier of the Revolution (Joseph Plumb Martin joined the Revolutionary War at fifteen and fought from Long Island to Yorktown) --
Brothers-in-arms (Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor, risked his liberty and life for his country and comrades in the War of 1812.) --
Adventure (Sam Chamberlain was a flawed hero of the Mexican-American War, whose tale inspired the novelist Cormac McCarthy.) --
Touched with fire (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., an aristocratic idealist, was disillusioned and enobled by the Civil War) --
Fog (Edward Baker was a Buffalo Soldier whose courage and leadership under fire set an example for the Americans, white and black, who fought in Cuba.) --
A howling wilderness (Littleton Waller "Tony" Tazewell Waller, a court-martialed Marine officer, refused to massacre Filipino civilians.) --
Lost, scared kids a long way from home (Elton "Lucky" Mackin, a marine, survived one of the most dangerous assignments in the trenches of World War I.) --
Lone wolf (Guy Gabaldon, alone and cave by cave, convinced as many as fifteen hundred Japanese on Saipan to surrender.) --
Duty (Chester "Pete" Salter fought hand to hand to get off a hill in Korea, and was wounded fighting totake the hill back and retrieve the body of the man who had saved his life.) --
Valor (Leo Thorsness, a Vietnam War pilot and POW, fought MiGs, missiles, and artillery to protect the lives of his wingmen.) --
Wounds (Mary Rhoads was an army reservist whose life was forever changed by an Iraqi Scud missile attack in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War.) --
The job (Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in Afghanistan, risked her life to save others in an ambush.) --
Above and beyond (Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL in Iraq, would not let his brothers be killed.).
Responsibility: John McCain and Mark Salter.

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An evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts.  Read more...
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"McCain and Slater tell the historical story of the ordinary Americans that went to war, told in a way that may help the average reader understand the sacrifice, the lost blood and treasure of Read more...

 
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