Coverart for item
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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every war has its "bridge"--Old North Bridge at Concord, Burnside's Bridge at Antietam, the railway bridge over Burma's River Kwai, the bridge over Germany's Rhine River at Remagen, and the bridges over Korea's Toko Ri. In Vietnam it was the bridge at Thanh Hoa, called Dragon's Jaw. 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. The story of the Dragon's Jaw is a story rich in bravery, courage, audacity, and sometimes luck, sometimes tragedy. The "bridge" story of Vietnam is an epic tale of war against a determined foe
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coonts, Stephen
Dewey number
959.704/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Bridges
Label
Dragon's Jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780306903472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1051137073
  • 675185
  • (OCoLC)1051137073
Label
Dragon's Jaw : an epic story of courage and tenacity in vietnam, Stephen Coonts & Barrett Tillman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780306903472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1051137073
  • 675185
  • (OCoLC)1051137073

Library Locations

    • Shadle BranchBorrow it
      W. 2111 Wellesley Ave., Spokane, WA, 99202, US
      47.7006273 -117.3781629
Processing Feedback ...