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The Resource Dragon's jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman

Dragon's jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman

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Dragon's jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam
Title
Dragon's jaw
Title remainder
an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For seven long years hundreds of young US airmen flew sortie after sortie against North Vietnam's formidable and strategically important bridge, dodging a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft fire and enemy MiG planes. Many American airmen were shot down, killed, or captured and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp. But after each air attack, when the smoke cleared and the debris settled, the bridge stubbornly remained standing. For the North Vietnamese it became a symbol of their invincibility; for US war planners an obsession; for US airmen a testament to American mettle and valor. Using after-action reports, official records, and interviews with surviving pilots, as well as untapped Vietnamese sources, "Dragon's Jaw" chronicles American efforts to destroy the bridge, strike by bloody strike, putting readers into the cockpits, under fire
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1946-
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Coonts, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tillman, Barrett
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Bridges
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
Label
Dragon's jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • A Grim Business
  • 6.
  • Enter the Navy
  • 7.
  • "Unlimited Losses in Pursuit of Limited Goals"
  • 8.
  • They Needed a Bigger Bang
  • 9.
  • Paying the Price
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fools, Drunks, and Lost Fighter Pilots
  • 11.
  • Carolina Moon
  • 12.
  • The Thanh Whore Bridge
  • 13.
  • The Bridge Claims Another Victim
  • 14.
  • "We Are Mired in a Stalemate"
  • "We Will Pay Any Price..."
  • 15.
  • "Courage Is Fear That Has Said Its Prayers"
  • 16.
  • Nixon and Kissinger
  • 17.
  • "You Ain't Hit the Target Yet"
  • 18.
  • Back to North Vietnam
  • 19.
  • Pounding the North
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • "We Dropped the Bridge"
  • 21.
  • The Violent Crescendo
  • A Damned Tough Nut to Crack
  • 3.
  • The First Hammer Blow
  • 4.
  • "He Did Not Want Any More MiGs Shot Down"
Control code
p2251319382
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306903472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Dragon's jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in Vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • A Grim Business
  • 6.
  • Enter the Navy
  • 7.
  • "Unlimited Losses in Pursuit of Limited Goals"
  • 8.
  • They Needed a Bigger Bang
  • 9.
  • Paying the Price
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fools, Drunks, and Lost Fighter Pilots
  • 11.
  • Carolina Moon
  • 12.
  • The Thanh Whore Bridge
  • 13.
  • The Bridge Claims Another Victim
  • 14.
  • "We Are Mired in a Stalemate"
  • "We Will Pay Any Price..."
  • 15.
  • "Courage Is Fear That Has Said Its Prayers"
  • 16.
  • Nixon and Kissinger
  • 17.
  • "You Ain't Hit the Target Yet"
  • 18.
  • Back to North Vietnam
  • 19.
  • Pounding the North
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • "We Dropped the Bridge"
  • 21.
  • The Violent Crescendo
  • A Damned Tough Nut to Crack
  • 3.
  • The First Hammer Blow
  • 4.
  • "He Did Not Want Any More MiGs Shot Down"
Control code
p2251319382
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306903472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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