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The Resource The candy bombers : the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour, Andrei Cherny

The candy bombers : the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour, Andrei Cherny

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The candy bombers : the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour
Title
The candy bombers
Title remainder
the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour
Statement of responsibility
Andrei Cherny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The masterfully told story of the unlikely men who came together to make the Berlin Airlift one of the great military and humanitarian successes of American history. Author Cherny brings together newly unclassified documents, unpublished letters and diaries, and fresh primary interviews to tell the story of the ill-assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who not only saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat but changed how the world viewed the United States. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union cut off all access to West Berlin, prepared to starve the city into submission. Most of America's top officials considered the situation hopeless. But not all of them. President Harry Truman, frustrated general Lucius Clay, logistics expert Bill Tunner, and secretary of defense James Forrestal improvised and stumbled their way into an unprecedented, uniquely American combination of military and moral force.--From publisher description
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Cherny, Andrei
Dewey number
943/.1550874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.C495 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Germany
Label
The candy bombers : the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour, Andrei Cherny
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [595]-603) and index
Contents
Introduction: June 24, 1948 -- I: The banks -- Spring 1945 -- The end -- Tombstones -- Visions -- Flight -- The descent -- II: The bend -- Spring 1948 -- Chasm -- March -- III: The bridge 1948-1949 -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Spring again -- Coming home -- Epilogue: October 1990
Control code
ocn190761280
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 624 p.
Isbn
9780399154966
Lccn
2008000856
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)190761280
Label
The candy bombers : the untold story of the Berlin Airlift and America's finest hour, Andrei Cherny
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [595]-603) and index
Contents
Introduction: June 24, 1948 -- I: The banks -- Spring 1945 -- The end -- Tombstones -- Visions -- Flight -- The descent -- II: The bend -- Spring 1948 -- Chasm -- March -- III: The bridge 1948-1949 -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Spring again -- Coming home -- Epilogue: October 1990
Control code
ocn190761280
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 624 p.
Isbn
9780399154966
Lccn
2008000856
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)190761280

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