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The Resource The simple sounds of freedom : the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II, Thomas H. Taylor

The simple sounds of freedom : the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II, Thomas H. Taylor

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The simple sounds of freedom : the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II
Title
The simple sounds of freedom
Title remainder
the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Taylor
Title variation
True story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Simple Sounds of Freedom, the true story of the first American paratrooper to land in Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both the United States and the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany." "It is a story of battle, followed by a succession of captures, escapes, recaptures, and re-escapes, then battle once more, in the final months of fighting on the Eastern Front. For these unique experiences, both President Bill Clinton and President Boris Yeltsin honored Joe Beyrle on the fiftieth anniversary of V-E Day." "Beyrle did not strive to be a part of history, but history kept visiting him. Twice before the invasion he parachuted into Normandy, bearing gold for the French resistance. D Day resulted in his capture, and he was mistaken for a German line-crosser - a soldier who had, in fact, died in the attempt. Eventually Joe was held under guard at the American embassy in Moscow, suspected of being a Nazi assassin." "Fingerprints saved him, confirming that he'd been wounded five times, and that he bore a safe-conduct pass written by Marshal Zhukov after the Wehrmacht wrested Joe, at gunpoint, from execution by the Gestapo. In the ruins of Warsaw his life was saved again, this time by Polish nuns. Some of Joe's story is in his own words - a voice that will be among the last and best we hear firsthand from World War II."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163793
Cataloging source
UUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Thomas
Dewey number
356/.167/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • D811.B49
  • UA34.S64
LC item number
  • T39 2002
  • T38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Beyrle, Joseph Robert
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II
Label
The simple sounds of freedom : the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II, Thomas H. Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14011851
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 312 pages, [16 pages of plates]
Isbn
9780375507861
Lccn
2004269202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50610228
  • (OCoLC)50610228
Label
The simple sounds of freedom : the true story of the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II, Thomas H. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14011851
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 312 pages, [16 pages of plates]
Isbn
9780375507861
Lccn
2004269202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50610228
  • (OCoLC)50610228

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