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Title:
The Polar Bear Expedition : the heroes of America's forgotten invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
Author:
Nelson, James Carl, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
viii, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Author's note: The polar bears -- Prologue -- 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 lonely 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 Bolshie Ozerki -- Getting out -- The Gulag Amerikanski -- A return to Russia -- Epilogue.
ISBN:
9780062852779

9780062852786
Format :
Book