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Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II

Makos, Adam (author.).
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Electronic resources - The 3rd Armored Division History Foundation, Claence Smoyer Index

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  • 12 of 32 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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11 current holds with 32 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 940.54 MAK (Text) 36626104021118 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 05/02/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 0804176728
  • ISBN: 9780804176729
  • Physical Description: xiii, 393 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-381) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The gentle giant -- Baptism -- "Bubi" -- The fields -- The foray -- Beyond the wall -- Respite -- The fourth tank -- Hope -- Something bigger -- America's tiger -- Two miles -- Hunting -- The fire department of the west -- Going first -- Victory or Siberia -- The monster -- The conquerors -- The breakout -- The American blitz -- The fatherless -- Family -- Come out and fight -- The giant -- Getting home -- The last battle.
Summary, etc.: Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after.
Subject: Smoyer, Clarence 1923-
United States. Army. Armored Regiment, 32nd Biography
United States. Army Officers Biography
United States. Army.
World War (1939-1945)
Tank crews Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Western Front
World War, 1939-1945 Germany Tank warfare
M26 (Tank) History
Panther (Tank) History
World War, 1939-1945 Germany Cologne
World War, 1939-1945 Regimental histories United States
Armed Forces Officers
M26 (Tank)
Military campaigns
Panther (Tank)
Regimental histories
Tank crews
Tank warfare
Germany Cologne
United States
Western Front (World War (1939-1945))
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HISTORY / Modern
Genre: Biographies.
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