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The Resource Rock Force : the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan, Kevin Maurer

Rock Force : the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan, Kevin Maurer

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Rock Force : the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan
Title
Rock Force
Title remainder
the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Maurer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In late December 1941, General Douglas MacArthur, caught off guard by the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, is forced to retreat to Corregidor, a jagged, rocky island fortress at the mouth of Manilla Bay. Months later, under orders from the president, the general is whisked away in the dark of night, leaving his troops to their fate. It is a bitter pill for a fiercely proud warrior who has always protected his men. He famously declares "I shall return," but the humiliation of Corregidor haunts him, even earning him the derisive nickname "Dugout Doug." In early 1945, MacArthur returns to the Philippines, his eyes affixed firmly on Corregidor. To take back the island, he calls on the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, a highly-trained veteran airborne unit. Their mission is to jump onto the island--hemmed in by sheer cliffs, pockmarked by bomb craters, bristling with deadly, spiky, broken tree trunks--and wrest it from some 6,700 Japanese defenders who await, fully armed and ready to fight to the death. Drawn from firsthand accounts and personal interviews with the battle's surviving veterans, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Kevin Maurer delves in this extraordinary tale, uncovering astonishing accounts of bravery and heroism during an epic, yet largely forgotten, clash of the Pacific War. Here is an intimate story of uncommon soldiers showing uncommon courage, and winning, through blood and sacrifice, the redemption of General MacArthur"--
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Maurer, Kevin
Dewey number
940.54/25991
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.4
LC item number
.M365 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Corregidor Island (Philippines)
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • Military campaigns
  • Philippines
Target audience
adult
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Rock Force : the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan, Kevin Maurer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The rock -- Panama Jones and his three thousand thieves -- Field Order Number 9 -- To the colors -- First wave -- Stand in the door -- Battery wheeler -- Tiger Marines -- Blood brothers -- Mail and water -- Inferno -- Gold stars -- Dug in -- Blood for the Emperor -- Maggot Valley -- Lord, I'm helpless -- Ball's Razor -- Tojo can eat shit -- A tumbling can -- Fortress Corregidor -- Epilogue
Control code
on1150795322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781524744762
Lccn
2020002289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150795322
Label
Rock Force : the American paratroopers who took back Corregidor and exacted MacArthur's revenge on Japan, Kevin Maurer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: The rock -- Panama Jones and his three thousand thieves -- Field Order Number 9 -- To the colors -- First wave -- Stand in the door -- Battery wheeler -- Tiger Marines -- Blood brothers -- Mail and water -- Inferno -- Gold stars -- Dug in -- Blood for the Emperor -- Maggot Valley -- Lord, I'm helpless -- Ball's Razor -- Tojo can eat shit -- A tumbling can -- Fortress Corregidor -- Epilogue
Control code
on1150795322
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781524744762
Lccn
2020002289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1150795322

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