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Last stands : why men fight when all is lost / Michael Walsh.

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Summary:

"Award-winning author Michael Walsh celebrates the masculine attributes of heroism that forged American civilization and Western culture by exploring historical battles in which soldiers chose death over dishonor."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 355.48 WAL 2020 (Text) 33892100719435 Adult New Books Book None 02/02/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250217080
  • ISBN: 1250217083
  • Physical Description: x, 358 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Go Tell the Spartans" The Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.c.) -- "Varus, Give Me Back My Legions" Cannae (216. B.c.) and the Teutoburg Forest (9 a.d.) -- "We Have It in Our Power to Die Honorably As Free Men" Masada (73/74 a.d.) and Warsaw (1943) -- "We Have Come to Rue Your Prowess, Roland!" The Battle of Roncevaux Pass and the Chanson De Roland (778 / 1115) -- "Look at Me. I Am Still Alive" The Battle of Hastings (1066) -- "I Must Perform Some Action Worthy of a Man" The Last Stand of the Swiss Guards (1527) -- "Today We Bring Dignity Upon Our Names" The Siege of Szigetvar (1566) -- "These Aren't Men, They Are Devils!" The Alamo (1836) and CamarĂ³n (1863) -- "Lick 'em Tomorrow, Though" Grant at Shiloh (1862) -- "Big Village" Custer at the Little Bighorn (1876) -- "Each Individual Soldier Did His Work And Duty Well. Ay, and Right Well" Rorke's Draft (1879) and Khartoum (1885) -- "Not One Step Back" The Battle of Pavlov's House: Stalingrad -- Epilogue: "Iron Mike" The Chosin Reservoir.
Summary, etc.:
"Award-winning author Michael Walsh celebrates the masculine attributes of heroism that forged American civilization and Western culture by exploring historical battles in which soldiers chose death over dishonor." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Battles > History.
Military history > Miscellanea.
Courage.
Honor.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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