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The Resource Never in finer company : the men of the Great War's lost battalion, Edward G. Lengel

Never in finer company : the men of the Great War's lost battalion, Edward G. Lengel

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Never in finer company : the men of the Great War's lost battalion
Title
Never in finer company
Title remainder
the men of the Great War's lost battalion
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Lengel
Title variation
Never in finer company
Title variation remainder
the men of the Great Wars lost battalion
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Language
eng
Summary
"It was one of the most heroic events in American military history. Here is the larger-than-life story of World War I's "Lost Battalion" and the men who survived the ordeal, triumphed in battle, and fought the demons that lingered. In the first week of October 1918, six hundred men attacked into Europe's forbidding Argonne Forest. Against all odds, they surged through enemy lines--alone. They were soon surrounded and besieged. As they ran out of ammunition, water, and food, the doughboys withstood constant bombardment and relentless enemy assaults. Seven days later, only 194 soldiers from the original unit walked out of the forest. The stand of the US Army's "Lost Battalion" remains an unprecedented display of heroism under fire. Never in Finer Company tells the stories of four men whose lives were forever changed by the ordeal: Major Charles Whittlesey, a lawyer dedicated to serving his men at any cost; Captain George McMurtry, a New York stockbroker who becomes a tower of strength under fire; Corporal Alvin York, a country farmer whose famous exploits help rescue his beleaguered comrades; and Damon Runyon, an intrepid newspaper man who interviews the survivors and weaves their experiences into the American epic. Emerging from the patriotic frenzy that sent young men "over there," each of these four men trod a unique path to the October days that engulfed them--and continued to haunt them as they struggled to find peace. Uplifting and compelling, Never in Finer Company is a deeply moving and dramatic story on an epic scale."--provided by publisher
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10733928
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Lengel, Edward G
Dewey number
940.4/1273092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D570.33 308th
LC item number
L46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
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the men of the Great War's lost battalion
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Never in finer company : the men of the Great War's lost battalion, Edward G. Lengel
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Four men -- Playing the game -- War's story -- The country awakens -- The adventure begins -- First blood - Through the forest gate -- Into the pocket -- Surrounded -- Friendly fire -- The test -- The quality of courage -- The crisis -- Heroes -- Unknown soldiers -- Homecomings
Control code
on1019651132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 358 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306825682
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019651132
Label
Never in finer company : the men of the Great War's lost battalion, Edward G. Lengel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342) 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: Four men -- Playing the game -- War's story -- The country awakens -- The adventure begins -- First blood - Through the forest gate -- Into the pocket -- Surrounded -- Friendly fire -- The test -- The quality of courage -- The crisis -- Heroes -- Unknown soldiers -- Homecomings
Control code
on1019651132
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 358 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306825682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019651132

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