The Resource Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, Jack Cheevers., (electronic resource)

Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, Jack Cheevers., (electronic resource)

Label
Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo
Title
Act of war
Title remainder
Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo
Statement of responsibility
Jack Cheevers.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence documents, the USS Pueblo was poorly armed and lacked backup by air or sea. Its crew, led by a charismatic, hard-drinking ex-submarine officer named Pete Bucher, was made up mostly of untested sailors in their teens and twenties. On a frigid January morning while eavesdropping near the port of Wonsan, the Pueblo was challenged by a North Korean gunboat. When Bucher tried to escape, his ship was quickly surrounded by more patrol boats, shelled and machine-gunned, and forced to surrender. One American was killed and ten wounded, and Bucher and his young crew were taken prisoner by one of the world's most aggressive and erratic totalitarian regimes. Less than forty-eight hours before the Pueblo's capture, North Korean commandos had nearly succeeded in assassinating South Korea's president in downtown Seoul. Together, the two explosive incidents pushed Cold War tensions toward a flashpoint as both North and South Korea girded for war-with fifty thousand American soldiers caught between them. President Lyndon Johnson rushed U.S. combat ships and aircraft to reinforce South Korea, while secretly trying to negotiate a peaceful solution to the crisis. Act of War tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions in North Korean prisons. Based on extensive interviews and numerous government documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, this book also reveals new details of Johnson's high-risk gambit to prevent war from erupting on the Korean peninsula while his negotiators desperately tried to save the sailors from possible execution. A dramatic tale of human endurance against the backdrop of an international diplomatic poker game, Act of War offers lessons on the perils of covert intelligence operations as America finds itself confronting a host of twenty-first-century enemies"--
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheevers, Jack
Dewey number
359.3/4320973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VB230
LC item number
.C44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Pueblo Incident, 1968
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Asia / Korea
  • Korea (North)
  • United States
Label
Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, Jack Cheevers., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6BA077CE-1620-4C96-92F2-0D289E1BBA28
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381419) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spies ahoy -- Don't start a war out there, Captain -- Along a dread coast -- SOS SOS SOS -- We will now begin to shoot your crew -- A minefield of unknowns -- Suicide in a bucket -- At the Mad Hatter's tea party -- The endurance of men -- Allies at odds -- Summer of defiance -- An unapologetic apology -- Hell week -- Bridge of no return -- A Christmas present for the nation -- Bucher's Gethsemane -- Everyone's worst nightmare -- Balm of mercy -- A day in the sun
Control code
o864682018
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101638644
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o864682018
  • (OCoLC)864682018
Label
Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, Jack Cheevers., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6BA077CE-1620-4C96-92F2-0D289E1BBA28
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381419) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spies ahoy -- Don't start a war out there, Captain -- Along a dread coast -- SOS SOS SOS -- We will now begin to shoot your crew -- A minefield of unknowns -- Suicide in a bucket -- At the Mad Hatter's tea party -- The endurance of men -- Allies at odds -- Summer of defiance -- An unapologetic apology -- Hell week -- Bridge of no return -- A Christmas present for the nation -- Bucher's Gethsemane -- Everyone's worst nightmare -- Balm of mercy -- A day in the sun
Control code
o864682018
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101638644
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o864682018
  • (OCoLC)864682018

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