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The Resource The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton

The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton

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The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War
Title
The odyssey of Echo Company
Title remainder
the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stanton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their sixty-day fight for survival during the 1968 Tet Offensive, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story
  • "The harrowing, redemptive, and unforgettable account of a U.S. Army platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War--a powerful work of military history that will reverberate with millions of American families today. On a single night, January 31, 1968, as many as 100,000 soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army attack thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam, hoping to dislodge American forces. Forty-six young American soldiers of an Army reconnaissance platoon (Echo Company, 1/501) of the 101st Airborne Division, hailing from farms, small towns, and big cities, are thrust into savage combat, having been in-country only a few weeks. Their battles against North Vietnamese soldiers and toughened Viet Cong guerrillas are relentless, often hand to hand, and waged across landing zones, rice paddies, hamlets, rivers, and dense jungle. Their exhausting day-to-day existence, which involves ambushes, grueling machine-gun battles, and heroic rescues of wounded comrades, forges the group into a lifelong brotherhood. The Odyssey of Echo Company is about these young men and centers on the searing experiences of one of them, Stanley Parker, who is wounded three times during the fighting. When the young men come home, some encounter a country that doesn't understand what they have survived. Many fall silent, knowing that few want to hear the stories they have lived to tell--until now. Based on interviews, personal letters, and Army after-action reports, and augmented by maps and combat zone photos, The Odyssey of Echo Company recounts the wartime service and homecoming of ordinary young American men in an extraordinary time and confirms Doug Stanton's prominence as an unparalleled storyteller of our age."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Stanton, Doug
Dewey number
959.704/342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS558.4
LC item number
.S72 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Tet Offensive, 1968
Label
The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The recon platoon in Vietnam, December 1967-December 1968 -- The girl with the peaches -- Wandering -- Homecoming
Control code
ocn952647654
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476761916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)952647654
Label
The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The recon platoon in Vietnam, December 1967-December 1968 -- The girl with the peaches -- Wandering -- Homecoming
Control code
ocn952647654
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476761916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)952647654

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