The Resource The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison

The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison

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The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea
Title
The ghosts of Hero Street
Title remainder
how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Harrison
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They came from one street, but death found them in many places ... in a distant jungle, a frozen forest, and trapped in the flaming wreckage of a bomber blown from the sky. One died going over a fence during the greatest paratrooper assault in history. Another fell in the biggest battle of World War II. Yet another, riddled with bullets in an audacious act of heroism during a decisive onslaught a world, and a war, away. All came from a single street in a railroad town called Silvis, Illinois, a tiny stretch of dirt barely a block and a half long, with an unparalleled history. The twenty-two Mexican-American families who lived on that one street sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size anywhere in the country. Eight of those children died. It's a distinction recognized by the Department of Defense, and it earned that rutted, unpaved strip a distinguished name. Today it's known as Hero Street. This is the story of those brave men and their families, how they fought both in battle and to be accepted in an American society that remained biased against them even after they returned home as heroes. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers who served alongside the men, as well as personal letters and photographs, The Ghosts of Hero Street is the compelling and inspiring account of a street of soldiers--and men--who would not be denied their dignity or their honor."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Harrison, Carlos
Dewey number
305.868/720773393
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F549.S55
LC item number
H37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American soldiers
  • Mexican American soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Mexican American neighborhoods
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Silvis (Ill.)
  • Silvis (Ill.)
  • Heroes
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Heroes
  • Mexican American neighborhoods
  • Mexican American soldiers
  • Mexican Americans
  • Military participation
  • Illinois
Label
The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-311) 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
Hero Street, U.S.A. -- "La Yarda" -- Clouds at home, storms on the horizon -- A star for Mom -- All-American, all the way -- Between flak and fighters -- Devils in baggy pants -- More tears on Hero Street -- The bloody Bocage -- A bridge too far -- Christmas, bombs, and bullets -- A smile no more -- Five deaths in April -- Beer and sawdust -- A hearse in the mud -- May massacre, Bloody Ridge -- Hero Street -- The bombardier's wife
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934813818
Label
The ghosts of Hero Street : how one small Mexican-American community gave so much in World War II and Korea, Carlos Harrison
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-311) 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
Hero Street, U.S.A. -- "La Yarda" -- Clouds at home, storms on the horizon -- A star for Mom -- All-American, all the way -- Between flak and fighters -- Devils in baggy pants -- More tears on Hero Street -- The bloody Bocage -- A bridge too far -- Christmas, bombs, and bullets -- A smile no more -- Five deaths in April -- Beer and sawdust -- A hearse in the mud -- May massacre, Bloody Ridge -- Hero Street -- The bombardier's wife
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934813818

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