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Heroes of Battle: True Stories of Extraordinary Courage on the Battlefield
     

Heroes of Battle: True Stories of Extraordinary Courage on the Battlefield

by Geoffrey Regan
 

- The Alamo - Facing the onslaught of two thousand Mexican troops, a ragtag group of volunteers refused to abandon a small former mission in Texas.
- Gettysburg - Bloodied, exhausted and out of ammunition, yet entrusted with holding the Union flank, the 20th Maine's stunning bayonet charge rolled back the onrushing 15th Alabama - and helped turn the tide of war.

Overview

- The Alamo - Facing the onslaught of two thousand Mexican troops, a ragtag group of volunteers refused to abandon a small former mission in Texas.
- Gettysburg - Bloodied, exhausted and out of ammunition, yet entrusted with holding the Union flank, the 20th Maine's stunning bayonet charge rolled back the onrushing 15th Alabama - and helped turn the tide of war.
- Tarawa - In a conflict remarkable for the extraordinary courage displayed by both sides, US Marines overcame poor military planning and furious Japanese counterattacks to take the most heavily defended Pacific atoll that would ever be invaded by the Allied forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844429554
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Regan is the author of more than twenty books of military history and served as a consultant on the "Great Blunders" television series. He lives in England.

As a pediatrician, writer, wife, and mother, Perri Klass has demonstrated how medicine is integral to the health of families and communities, and how doctors themselves struggle to balance the conflicting needs of profession, self, and family. As medical director of Reach Out and Read, she encourages other pediatricians to foster pre-reading skills in their young patients. While earning her M.D. at Harvard, Klass contributed articles to "Mademoiselle" and "The New York Times" as well as to scientific and medical journals. She also wrote her first book, "A Not Entirely Benign Procedure "(1987), which chronicles her introduction to medicine and motherhood. In the following years she has continued to publish books, essays, award-winning short stories, a novel, and numerous articles, ranging from professional papers to popular journalism and travel pieces.

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