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The Resource Another river, another town : a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945, John P. Irwin

Another river, another town : a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945, John P. Irwin

Label
Another river, another town : a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945
Title
Another river, another town
Title remainder
a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945
Statement of responsibility
John P. Irwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many narrative accounts of men in combat during World War II have conveyed the horrors and emotions of warfare. However, not many reveal in such an intimate way the struggle of innocent youth to adapt to the primitive code of "kill or be killed," to transform from lads into combat soldiers. Another River, Another Town is the story of John P. Irwin, a teenage tank gunner whose idealistic desire to achieve heroism is shattered by the incredibly different view of life the world of combat demands. He comes to the realization that the realm of warfare has almost nothing in common with the civilian life from which he has come. The interminable fighting, dirt, fatigue, and hunger make the war seem endless. In addition to the killing and destruction on the battlefield, Irwin and his crew are caught up in the unbelievable depravity they encounter at Nordhausen Camp, where slave laborers are compelled to work themselves to death manufacturing the infamous V-rockets that have been causing so much destruction in London, and that are expected one day to devastate Washington, D.C. At the end of the war, the sense of victory is, for these men, overshadowed by the intense joy and relief they experience in knowing that the fighting is at last over
Summary
The author describes his experiences as a teenage tank gunner during World War II, including the fear and drama of battle against the Germans, and the horrific depravity of the slave-labor camp his crew discovered at Nordhausen
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2002.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165005
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irwin, John P.
Dewey number
940.54/8173
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.I77
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irwin, John P
  • Irwin, John P
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • Tank warfare
  • Germany
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945
Label
Another river, another town : a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945, John P. Irwin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Education of a hero -- First lessons -- Closing the rose pocket -- Towns and rivers -- Small victory, big price -- Lesson in depravity -- One last river -- Prelude to a finale --- Road has an end -- Destiny and disappointment -- Endnote
Control code
ocm47916010
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780375759635
Lccn
2001048482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47916010
Label
Another river, another town : a teenage tank gunner comes of age in combat, 1945, John P. Irwin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Education of a hero -- First lessons -- Closing the rose pocket -- Towns and rivers -- Small victory, big price -- Lesson in depravity -- One last river -- Prelude to a finale --- Road has an end -- Destiny and disappointment -- Endnote
Control code
ocm47916010
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780375759635
Lccn
2001048482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47916010

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