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The Resource Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war, by John McCain and Mark Salter

Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war, by John McCain and Mark Salter

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Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war
Title
Thirteen soldiers
Title remainder
a personal history of Americans at war
Statement of responsibility
by John McCain and Mark Salter
Title variation
13 soldiers
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Language
eng
Summary
John McCain's evocative 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. As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to this subject. "Thirteen Soldiers" tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You'll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there's Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton "Tony" Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each account illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War, and Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in an ambushed convoy. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer
Summary
The coauthors of Faith of My Fathers present an evocative history of Americans at war through the personal accounts of 13 remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10376641
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DLC
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1936-
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McCain, John
Dewey number
355.0092/273
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Salter, Mark
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True
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  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Military biography
  • Large type books
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adult
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a personal history of Americans at war
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Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war, by John McCain and Mark Salter
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn890808102
Extent
pages cm
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475657
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036273
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)890808102
Label
Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war, by John McCain and Mark Salter
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
ocn890808102
Extent
pages cm
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475657
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890808102

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