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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, (sound recording)

The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 TET offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton, (sound recording)

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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
Title variation
1968 TET offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
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BTCTA
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Stanton, Doug
Dewey number
959.704/342
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not applicable
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LC call number
DS558.4
LC item number
.S72 2017ab
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history
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Read by CJ Wilson
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Wilson, C.J.
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  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Tet Offensive, 1968
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adult
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The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 TET offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton, (sound recording)
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952979916
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508227571
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
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9781508227571
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digital
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • 60c4ro
  • 40c4ro
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(OCoLC)952979916
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The odyssey of Echo Company : the 1968 TET offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War, Doug Stanton, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952979916
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508227571
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781508227571
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c4ro
  • 40c4ro
System control number
(OCoLC)952979916
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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