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Thirteen soldiers

a personal history of Americans at war

Published .
Written in English.

About the Book

A 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. 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.--

About the Edition

A 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. 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.--

Table of Contents

Soldier of the Revolution
Brothers-in-Arms
Adventure
Touched with fire
Fog
A howling wilderness
Lost, scared kids a long way from home
Lone wolf
Duty
Valor
Wounds
The job
Above and beyond.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
355.0092/273
Library of Congress
U52 .M39 2014b

The Physical Object

Pagination
659 pages ;
Number of pages
659

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26454240M
Internet Archive
thirteensoldiers0000mcca
ISBN 10
1410475654
ISBN 13
9781410475657
LC Control Number
2014036273
OCLC/WorldCat
890808102
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