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The Resource Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman, (sound recording CD)

Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman, (sound recording CD)

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Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle
Title
Among the headhunters
Title remainder
an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lyman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people on the doomed aircraft survived. But they fell from the frying pan into the fire. Disentangling themselves from their chutes the shocked survivors discovered that they had arrived in wild country dominated by a tribe with a reason to hate white men. The Nagas were notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their specialty being the removal of enemy heads. And Japanese soldiers lay close by too, with their own brand of a special hatred for American flyers. Among the Headhunters is the first-ever account of this incredible true World War II story of the adventures of these men among the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air by the USAAF, and ultimate rescue by a military expedition. In this meeting two very different worlds collided, American and Naga. The young, exuberant apostles of the vast industrial democracy of the United States came face-to-face with an ancient race determined to preserve their local power, based on head-hunting and slaving traditions"--
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Lyman, Robert
Dewey number
  • 940.54/4973092
  • B
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Derek Perkins
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Perkins, Derek
  • Tantor Media
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  • Sevareid, Eric
  • Naga (South Asian people)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
Target audience
general
Label
Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman, (sound recording CD)
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Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (9 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515904342
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
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*
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Among the headhunters : an extraordinary World War II story of survival in the Burmese jungle, Robert Lyman, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (9 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515904342
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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