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The Resource A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history, Thomas Ayres

A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history, Thomas Ayres

Label
A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history
Title
A military miscellany
Title remainder
important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Ayres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For armchair generals, history buffs, and military enthusiasts everywhere, A Military Miscellany is an essential and entertaining collection of fascinating and little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America's rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians, it's all here in a book that will enlighten and amaze even the most avid student of American military history. Did you know that American soldiers have been sent to invade foreign nations or their territories more than two hundred times since Thomas Jefferson dispatched troops to North Africa in 1803 to punish Muslim pirates? Or that during the Vietnam War a can opener was called a John Wayne? Or that a downed World War II airman once trekked across Germany, through occupied France, and across the mountains into Spain to avoid capture-only to be treated as a spy because Allied military intelligence said it couldn't be done? Open this book anywhere and you'll find yourself instantly captivated. From the "peace president" who was our most frequent practitioner of gunboat diplomacy to the Revolutionary War hero whose refusal to cut his hair set off a four-year rebellion that went all the way to the White House, there's plenty of fascinating lore here-from the monumental to the trivial-in an indispensable encyclopedic work that takes up where ordinary history books leave off."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1936-
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Ayres, Thomas
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.A97 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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United States
Label
A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history, Thomas Ayres
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70408027
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780553804409
Lccn
2006048448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70408027
Label
A military miscellany : important, uncommon, and sometimes forgotten facts, lists, and stories from America's military history, Thomas Ayres
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70408027
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780553804409
Lccn
2006048448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70408027

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