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Christmas from heaven : the true story of the Berlin candy bomber / as read by Tom Brokaw ; illustrated by Robert T. Barrett ; written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir by David T. Warner.

Brokaw, Tom, author. (Author). Barrett, Robert, 1949- illustrator. (Added Author). Warner, Dvid T. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Princeton Public Library - Princeton J 943.155 Bro (Text) 30890000397222 Youth Non-Fiction Youth room, Lower level Available -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton JVD Christmas (Text) 30890000397230 Youth DVD/Bl-ray Lower level Available -
Spencer County Public Library - Hatfield J 943 BRO (Text) 70741200102730 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport J 943 BRO (Text) 70741000125722 Juvenile Months of the Year Available -
 DECEMBER: Months of the Year. [ r.h. 2013-10-28 @ SPCPLRP ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609077006
  • ISBN: 1609077008
  • Physical Description: 33 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, photos, map ; 25 x 29 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2013]

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General Note: "Includes DVD of Tom Brokaw with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square"--Title page.
Summary, etc.: Christmas from Heaven is the story of the humble beginnings of what became a beacon of hope to a war-torn land, the story of Gail Halvorsen, a young pilot in the US Army Air Corps who was assigned as a cargo pilot to the Berlin Airlift, in which US forces flew much-needed supplies into a Soviet-blockaded Berlin. As he performed his duties, Lt. Halvorsen began to notice the German children gathered by the fences of Tempelhof Air Base. Knowing that they had very little, he one day offered them some chewing gum. From that small act, an idea sprang: He would bomb Berlin with candy. Fashioning small parachutes, he and his crew sent them floating down as they approached the Berlin airport, wiggling the wings of their C-54 as a signal to the children that their anticipated cargo would soon arrive.
Subject: Halvorsen, Gail S.
Berlin (Germany) > History > Blockade, 1948-1949.
United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command > Biography.
Air pilots, Military > United States > Biography.

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