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Spearhead : an American Tank Gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II

Makos, Adam (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 940.541273 Mako (Text) 33294002050359 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-27

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804176729
  • ISBN: 0804176728
  • ISBN: 9780804176736
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 393 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-381) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The gentle giant -- Baptism -- "Bubi" -- The fields -- The foray -- Beyond the wall -- Respite -- The fourth tank -- Hope -- Something bigger -- America's tiger -- Two miles -- Hunting -- The fire department of the west -- Going first -- Victory or Siberia -- The monster -- The conquerors -- The breakout -- The American blitz -- The fatherless -- Family -- The giant -- The duel -- Getting home -- The last battle.
Summary, etc.: "Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Smoyer, Clarence -- 1923-
United States. -- Army. -- Armored Regiment, 32nd -- Biography
Tank crews -- United States -- Biography
United States. -- Army -- Officers -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Tank warfare
M26 (Tank) -- History
Panther (Tank) -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Cologne
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States

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