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The Resource Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos

Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos

Label
Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Title
Spearhead
Title remainder
an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Adam Makos
Title variation
World War II odyssey of an American tank gunner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner's seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He's a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division -- "Spearhead" -- thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After Clarence sees his friends cut down breaching the West Wall and holding the line in the Battle of the Bulge, he and his crew are given a weapon with the power to avenge their fallen brothers: the Pershing, a state-of-the-art "super tank," one of twenty in the European theater. But with it comes a harrowing new responsibility: Now they will spearhead every attack. That's how Clarence, the corporal from coal country, finds himself leading the U.S. Army into its largest urban battle of the European war, the fight for Cologne, the "Fortress City" of Germany. Battling through the ruins, Clarence will engage the fearsome Panther in a duel immortalized by an army cameraman. And he will square off with Gustav Schaefer, a teenager behind the trigger in a Panzer IV tank, whose crew has been sent on a suicide mission to stop the Americans. As Clarence and Gustav trade fire down a long boulevard, they are taken by surprise by a tragic mistake of war. What happens next will haunt Clarence to the modern day, drawing him back to Cologne to do the unthinkable: to face his enemy, one last time
Summary
"Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after."--Provided by publisher
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10753627
Cataloging source
PUL
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Makos, Adam
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1273092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.3055 32nd
LC item number
.M34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Smoyer, Clarence
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Tank crews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • M26 (Tank)
  • Panther (Tank)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Armed Forces
  • M26 (Tank)
  • Military campaigns
  • Panther (Tank)
  • Regimental histories
  • Tank crews
  • Tank warfare
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Modern
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Label
Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos
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
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The gentle giant -- Baptism -- "Bubi" -- The fields -- The foray -- Beyond the wall -- Respite -- The fourth tank -- Hope -- Something bigger -- America's tiger -- Two miles -- Hunting -- The fire department of the west -- Going first -- Victory or Siberia -- The monster -- The conquerors -- The breakout -- The American blitz -- The fatherless -- Family -- The giant -- The duel -- Getting home -- The last battle
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 393 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804176729
Lccn
2018039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778382
Label
Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II, Adam Makos
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
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The gentle giant -- Baptism -- "Bubi" -- The fields -- The foray -- Beyond the wall -- Respite -- The fourth tank -- Hope -- Something bigger -- America's tiger -- Two miles -- Hunting -- The fire department of the west -- Going first -- Victory or Siberia -- The monster -- The conquerors -- The breakout -- The American blitz -- The fatherless -- Family -- The giant -- The duel -- Getting home -- The last battle
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 393 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804176729
Lccn
2018039460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778382

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