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The Resource The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home, Patrick K. O'Donnell

The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home, Patrick K. O'Donnell

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The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home
Title
The unknowns
Title remainder
the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home
Statement of responsibility
Patrick K. O'Donnell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery was constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I. The Tomb now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, selected eight of America's most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. O'Donnell gives voice to all who have served, transporting readers into the midst of dramatic battles during 1917-1918 that ultimately decided the Great War. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GO9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Donnell, Patrick K.
Dewey number
  • 355.16
  • 940.465
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D675.W2
LC item number
O46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.)
  • War memorials
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
  • Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.)
  • National monuments
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
Label
The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home, Patrick K. O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Printed simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) 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
Contents
I. America goes to war, 1917 -- Getting over there -- The Kaiser's killing machine -- James Delaney and the SS Campana -- Q ships and depth charges: Das Boot -- II. Buildup, 1917-1918 -- Pershing and the AEF -- Ernest August Janson: first to fight -- Trench warfare -- III. Defending Paris, 1918 -- Belleau Wood -- Hill 142 -- "The Marines are fighting like Trojans" -- Edward Younger: Vaux -- IV. Counteroffensive, 1918 -- Turing point: Soissons -- V. By sea, 1918 -- Charles Leo O'Connor: USS Mount Vernon -- James Delaney: Brandenberg -- VI. Offensive, 1918 -- St. Mihiel -- Thomas Daniel Saunders: breaching the wire -- The skies above and victory -- "A natural fortress...beside which the wilderness in which Grant fought Lee was a park": the Meuse-Argonne -- Harry Taylor and the Wild West Division -- The charge of the Light Brigade at Gesnes -- Mission impossible: Blanc Mont Ridge -- Woodfill of the Regulars -- "I got a few" -- Louis Razga: the big guns -- VII. The final battles and coming home -- The final push -- The bridge -- Occupation -- VIII. America's unknown soldier -- The unknown -- Coming home -- Afterword: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Control code
on1035372898
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802128331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035372898
Label
The unknowns : the untold story of America's unknown soldier and WWI's most decorated heroes who brought him home, Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Printed simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-349) 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
Contents
I. America goes to war, 1917 -- Getting over there -- The Kaiser's killing machine -- James Delaney and the SS Campana -- Q ships and depth charges: Das Boot -- II. Buildup, 1917-1918 -- Pershing and the AEF -- Ernest August Janson: first to fight -- Trench warfare -- III. Defending Paris, 1918 -- Belleau Wood -- Hill 142 -- "The Marines are fighting like Trojans" -- Edward Younger: Vaux -- IV. Counteroffensive, 1918 -- Turing point: Soissons -- V. By sea, 1918 -- Charles Leo O'Connor: USS Mount Vernon -- James Delaney: Brandenberg -- VI. Offensive, 1918 -- St. Mihiel -- Thomas Daniel Saunders: breaching the wire -- The skies above and victory -- "A natural fortress...beside which the wilderness in which Grant fought Lee was a park": the Meuse-Argonne -- Harry Taylor and the Wild West Division -- The charge of the Light Brigade at Gesnes -- Mission impossible: Blanc Mont Ridge -- Woodfill of the Regulars -- "I got a few" -- Louis Razga: the big guns -- VII. The final battles and coming home -- The final push -- The bridge -- Occupation -- VIII. America's unknown soldier -- The unknown -- Coming home -- Afterword: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Control code
on1035372898
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802128331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035372898

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