A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War

A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War

by Stanley Weintraub

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Overview

In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, historian Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season—the epic story of the 1950 holiday season in Korea, when American troops faced extreme cold, a determined enemy, and long odds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306824135
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stanley Weintraub is an award-winning author of notable histories and biographies, including the bestselling books on wartime Christmas seasons Pearl Harbor Christmas and Silent Night. A National Book Award finalist and Guggenheim Fellow, he earned a Bronze Star as a young officer in the Korean War. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 A Turkey for Thanksgiving 1

2 Upbeat Thanksgiving 29

3 The Pincers Parlay 61

4 Mission Impossible 83

5 An Entirely New War 105

6 Beginning the Breakout 129

7 Hagaru to Koto-ri 157

8 A Bridge Apart 187

9 Downhill All the Way 215

10 Christmas Eve 233

Epilogue 257

Sources 263

Acknowledgments 277

Index 279

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