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For country and Corps : the life of General Oliver P. Smith, Gail B. Shisler

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For country and Corps : the life of General Oliver P. Smith
Title
For country and Corps
Title remainder
the life of General Oliver P. Smith
Statement of responsibility
Gail B. Shisler
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Genre
Language
eng
Review
Oliver P. Smith (1893–1977) looked more like a high school chemistry teacher than a stereotypical Marine officer, but he was one of the Marine Corps's finest combat leaders of the 20th century. In this first full-length biography, his granddaughter combines interviews and oral histories with archival and family papers in a well-rounded portrait. A contemporary observed that Smith “was good at anything.” His WWII career ranged from headquarters service in Washington to combat duty in assistant division command and a stint as chief of staff of the 10th Army on Okinawa. But Smith's achievements culminated as commander of the 1st Marine Division in Korea. In November 1950, a massive Chinese attack isolated the Marines around Chosin Reservoir. Smith directed an epic breakout that left the attacking Chinese troops crippled. Shisler tells the story well, emphasizing Smith's skill at getting the best out of his exhausted men. “Retreat, hell,” he was famously quoted as saying, “we are just attacking in a different direction.” Shisler creditably tells the story of a general who served country and corps with distinction. 25 b&w photos. (Oct. 1) --Staff (Reviewed August 17, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 33, p53)
Biography type
individual biography
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333087
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DLC
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Shisler, Gail B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Smith, Oliver Prince
  • United States
  • Generals
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the life of Gen. Oliver P. Smith
Label
For country and Corps : the life of General Oliver P. Smith, Gail B. Shisler
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591148265
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009025841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591148265
  • (OCoLC)318413634
Label
For country and Corps : the life of General Oliver P. Smith, Gail B. Shisler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591148265
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009025841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781591148265
  • (OCoLC)318413634

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