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The Resource Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, by Jack Cheevers

Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, by Jack Cheevers

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
by Jack Cheevers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Cheevers, Jack
Dewey number
359.3/4320973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
VB230
LC item number
.C44 2013e
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jeffrey Kafer
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Kafer, Jeffrey
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  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Pueblo Incident, 1968
  • Korea (North)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, by Jack Cheevers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482946567
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2013052278
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Publisher number
ZM8504
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn859541179
  • (OCoLC)859541179
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Act of war : Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the capture of the spy ship Pueblo, by Jack Cheevers
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482946567
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2013052278
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, MP3
Publisher number
ZM8504
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn859541179
  • (OCoLC)859541179
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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