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The Resource The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison

The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison

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The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea
Title
The ghosts of Hero Street
Title remainder
how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Harrison
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They came from one street, but death found them in many places...in a distant jungle, a frozen forest, and trapped in the flaming wreckage of a bomber blown from the sky. One died going over a fence during the greatest paratrooper assault in history. Another fell in the biggest battle of World War II. Yet another, riddled with bullets in an audacious act of heroism during a decisive onslaught a world, and a war, away. All came from a single street in a railroad town called Silvis, Illinois, a tiny stretch of dirt barely a block-and-a-half long, with an unparalleled history. The twenty-two Mexican-American families who lived on that one street sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size anywhere in the country. Eight of those children died. It's a distinction recognized by the Department of Defense, and it earned that rutted, unpaved strip a distinguished name. Today it's known as Hero Street. This is the story of those brave men and their families, how they fought both in battle and to be accepted in an American society that remained biased against them even after they returned home as heroes. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers who served alongside the men, as well as personal letters and photographs, The Ghosts of Hero Street is the compelling and inspiring account of a street of soldiers--and men--who would not be denied their dignity or their honor"--
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contains biographical information
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10308439
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Harrison, Carlos
Dewey number
305.868/720773393
Index
no index present
LC call number
F549.S55
LC item number
H37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American soldiers
  • Mexican American soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Mexican American neighborhoods
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Silvis (Ill.)
  • Silvis (Ill.)
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how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea
Label
The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn795168073
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pages cm
Isbn
9780425262535
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045466
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)795168073
Label
The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn795168073
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780425262535
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)795168073

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