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The Resource Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield, Jerry Borrowman

Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield, Jerry Borrowman

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Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield
Title
Compassionate soldier
Title remainder
remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield
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Jerry Borrowman
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Language
eng
Summary
Illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk. Included in this collection are the stories of Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who disobeyed orders and brought blankets and water to the wounded from both North and South during the Battle of Fredericksburg; Patrick Ferguson, a British soldier during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington, but refused to shoot a man in the back; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat, but was known for making sure the airmen he shot down made it to the ground alive. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UPB/DLC
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Borrowman, Jerry
Dewey number
355.0092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
U22
LC item number
.B63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Soldiers
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Soldiers
  • War
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Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield, Jerry Borrowman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Captain Ferguson and General Washington : the law of arms -- Richard Kirkland : an angel at the battle of Fredericksburg -- Oswald Boelcke : German ace in World War I -- Edith Wharton : a season of mercy -- Edith Cavell : the ultimate sacrifice -- Rosenau and Lurye : cast your bread upon the waters -- The Kaiser and Robert Campbell : the honor of an officer -- Rudolf Wobbe : saved by a Nazi prison guard -- Dietrich von Choltitz : nineteen days in Paris -- Robert Sheeks : saving enemy civilians and soldiers in the Pacific war -- Bernie Fisher : valor in Vietnam -- Kim Phuc : fire is falling from heaven -- Hunter Scott : justice for the USS Indianapolis -- Shawn Mckinnon : humanized in Iraq -- Charles and Donna Cooley : the happy factory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781629722924
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016048519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn958351231
  • (OCoLC)958351231
Label
Compassionate soldier : remarkable true stories of mercy, heroism, and honor from the battlefield, Jerry Borrowman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Captain Ferguson and General Washington : the law of arms -- Richard Kirkland : an angel at the battle of Fredericksburg -- Oswald Boelcke : German ace in World War I -- Edith Wharton : a season of mercy -- Edith Cavell : the ultimate sacrifice -- Rosenau and Lurye : cast your bread upon the waters -- The Kaiser and Robert Campbell : the honor of an officer -- Rudolf Wobbe : saved by a Nazi prison guard -- Dietrich von Choltitz : nineteen days in Paris -- Robert Sheeks : saving enemy civilians and soldiers in the Pacific war -- Bernie Fisher : valor in Vietnam -- Kim Phuc : fire is falling from heaven -- Hunter Scott : justice for the USS Indianapolis -- Shawn Mckinnon : humanized in Iraq -- Charles and Donna Cooley : the happy factory
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781629722924
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016048519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn958351231
  • (OCoLC)958351231

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