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The Polar Bear Expedition : the heroes of America's forgotten invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

Nelson, James Carl, author

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  • Creator James Carl Nelson
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780062852779, 0062852779, 9780062852786, 0062852787
  • OCLC on1041763187

Summary

  • "The extraordinary true story of America's forgotten invasion of Russia: one-thousand miles north of Moscow, five-thousand brave U.S. troops from Michigan fought the Red Army during the winter of 1918-1919 in brutal arctic conditions."--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Maps on endpapers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index.

Contents

  • The march to intervention -- Over where -- To Russia. With angst -- We're here because we're here -- Archangel -- Upriver -- The romance of Company A -- The strangest fighting mission ever undertaken -- The bridge -- Onega -- Storm clouds -- Friends and comrades -- Verst 445 -- Armistice Day, part 1 -- Armistice Day, part 2 -- The Pinega -- The lonesome death of Francis Cuff -- Medicine men -- A Thanksgiving of sorts -- Better than no war at all -- K means Kodish -- The sad case of Sergeant Young -- The devil comes to Nijni Gora -- Flight -- Vistafka -- To what end -- Why did we go to Russia -- The Ballad of Bolshiozerski -- The Gulag Amerikanski -- A return to Russia
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