The Resource A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history, Robert C. Doyle

A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history, Robert C. Doyle

Label
A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history
Title
A prisoner's duty
Title remainder
great escapes in U.S. military history
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Doyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Concentrating on the American character held hostage, Doyle combed official and private archives as well as unpublished diaries, letters, and memoirs to find exciting stories of individuals, famous and unknown, who risked their lives and those of others to escape." The escapes range from the American Revolution, the Mexican War, the Civil War, "wars of the twentieth century, and the smaller conflicts." He also includes accounts of the Underground Railway, settlers and traders escaping Indians, and journalists and government officials eluding terrorist captors all over the globe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Robert C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.D69 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Escapes
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener
  • Flucht
  • Geschichte
Label
A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history, Robert C. Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The dominance of will: rejecting the condition of captivity
  • Pioneers, volunteers, and privateers: escape in the wars of musket and sail
  • Soldiers of Manifest Destiny: escapes south of the border
  • Escape from Durante Vita: breaking the chains the masters made
  • Acts of pure cussedness: escapes in the Civil War
  • Homo Ludens: escape De Luxe in the Great War
  • Home run Kriegies: escape and evasion in Europe
  • Survival in the Pacific: escape from militant Bushido
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 372 pages
Isbn
9781557501806
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36767831
  • (OCoLC)ocm36767831
Label
A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history, Robert C. Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The dominance of will: rejecting the condition of captivity
  • Pioneers, volunteers, and privateers: escape in the wars of musket and sail
  • Soldiers of Manifest Destiny: escapes south of the border
  • Escape from Durante Vita: breaking the chains the masters made
  • Acts of pure cussedness: escapes in the Civil War
  • Homo Ludens: escape De Luxe in the Great War
  • Home run Kriegies: escape and evasion in Europe
  • Survival in the Pacific: escape from militant Bushido
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 372 pages
Isbn
9781557501806
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36767831
  • (OCoLC)ocm36767831

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