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One million steps : a marine platoon at war, Bing West

Label
One million steps : a marine platoon at war
Title
One million steps
Title remainder
a marine platoon at war
Statement of responsibility
Bing West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion. Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in Sangin, the most dangerous district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy were the casualties that the Secretary of Defense offered to pull the Marines out. Instead, they pushed forward. Each Marine in 3rd Platoon patrolled two and a half miles a day for six months--a total of one million steps--in search of a ghostlike enemy that struck without warning. Every day brought a new skirmish. Each footfall might trigger an IED. Half the Marines in 3rd Platoon didn't make it intact to the end of the tour. This is the story of the fifty brave men who faced these grim odds and refused to back down.--From publisher description
Summary
Presents an account of a persevering Marine platoon's experiences in one of the most violent districts in Afghanistan
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351900
Cataloging source
DLC
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West, Francis J
Dewey number
  • 958.104/745
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.W46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Francis J
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
  • Marines
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Marine platoon at war
Label
One million steps : a marine platoon at war, Bing West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shock -- Leader lost -- With the old breed -- Leaders found -- Toe to toe -- Thanksgiving -- Gone -- Enemy respite -- Midway to home -- The routine -- End of tour -- The endless grunt -- Who will fight for us?
Control code
ocn882738741
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781400068746
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)882738741
Label
One million steps : a marine platoon at war, Bing West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shock -- Leader lost -- With the old breed -- Leaders found -- Toe to toe -- Thanksgiving -- Gone -- Enemy respite -- Midway to home -- The routine -- End of tour -- The endless grunt -- Who will fight for us?
Control code
ocn882738741
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781400068746
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014016063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)882738741

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