The Last Ridge

A look at the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes their nighttime mountain attacks on impenetrable German mountain fortifications during the winter of 1945.

Author: McKay Jenkins

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015057021324

Category: History

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A look at the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes their nighttime mountain attacks on impenetrable German mountain fortifications during the winter of 1945.
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The Last Ridge

One asternoon, Bob Frauson, the soldier who had survived two weeks on Homestake Mountain eating nothing but pemmican, led two others in A Company from their headquarters near La Ca' to the base of Mount Spigolino, on the ridge's ...

Author: Mckay Jenkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307432377

Category: History

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When World War II broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. But in the winter of 1939–40, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, an amateur skier named Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, wealthy ski bums, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers. These men endured nearly three years of grueling training in the Colorado Rockies and in the process set new standards for both soldiering and mountaineering. The newly forged 10th Mountain Division finally faced combat in the winter of 1945, in Italy’s Apennine Mountains, against the seemingly unbreakable German fortifications north of the Gothic Line. There, they planned and executed what is still regarded as the most daring series of nighttime mountain attacks in U.S. military history, taking Mount Belvedere and the sheer, treacherous face of Riva Ridge to smash the linchpin of the German army’s lines. Drawing on unique cooperation from veterans of the 10th Mountain Division and a vast archive of unpublished letters and documents, The Last Ridge is written with enormous warmth, energy, and honesty. This is one of the most captivating stories of World War II, a blend of Band of Brothers and Into Thin Air. It is a story of young men asked to do the impossible, and succeeding.
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Pal ontological Memoirs and Notes of the Late Hugh Falconer

The first ridge is entirely worn out , and the tooth must have belonged to a very large - sized adult animal , for it appears to have been the last true molar . Inches 9.7 4 : 1 1.2 Entire length of tooth Width of crown at fourth ridge ...

Author: Hugh Falconer

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025545927

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RIDGE Events

Pacific - Antarctic Ridge Seafloor Spreading : Insights from a Computer - Generated Animation William F. Haxby ' ... were determined at 50,000 year increments for a Magnetic Anomalies total of 200 sequential rotations for the last 10 ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822009657495

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Records of the Geological Survey of India

5 , Plate Xxx , of the “ Fauna Antiqua Sivalensis ; ” the latter , however , carries eight , in place of seven ridges , the number of ridges frequently varying by one or more in this tooth . The last lower molar of Ş . insignis carries ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555017633

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Includes the Annual report of the Geological Survey of India, 1867-
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Description of the Plates of the Fauna Antiqua Sivalensis

The teeth are certainly the last of the lower jaw , with few points to the back ridges . The slope of wear inclines very much from the outside inwards , the difference being nearly 1 inch , at the third ridge of the left side .

Author: Hugh Falconer

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044107342164

Category: Paleontology

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The Science Reports of the T hoku Imperial University Sendai Japan

A fair specimen belonging to Mr. Y. MAZAK1, Akita, represents an upper jaw, with well worn last milk-molars and ... The ridges of last milk-molars of the present specimen are fewer, thinner and more well-spaced than those of E. indicus.

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Quest for the Ridge

Sally and I shall be free from the world that holds us if we can shed the burdens and be brave enough to see the creation for what it really is and to go forth and be able to move beyond that finalRidge” between this world and what is ...

Author: Errol L. Sweetser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456820381

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Holding The Zero

'It is the last ridge.' A coalblack line was ahead of him and above it was the grey mass of the mountains.He had not noticed the dawn come. The whistle was in the air someway behind him. He did not know how far he had goneinthe night ...

Author: Gerald Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444760385

Category: Fiction

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From the author of Harry's Game - A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick Gus Peake should have kept his job and stayed at home, but an old family debt of friendship draws him to the remote wastes of Northern Iraq and to a savage forgotten war between Kurdish guerillas and Saddam Hussein's military strength. To the brutal, no-quarter combat, Peake can bring the skills he has learned as a marksman. But there is no room for mistakes on the field of battle and he must quickly learn to deal out random death at long distance, and help the guerillas to reach their goal, the city of Kirkuk, the old capital of the Kurdish people. From Baghdad, Iraq sends Major Karim Aziz, the most dedicated and professional sniper in Saddam's army. For both men their duel, from which only one can walk away, becomes an obsession. And it will only take one shot, echoing in the mountains and vallegs, to settle the score...
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Wentachee National Forest N F Easton Ridge Timber Sale

Units # 7 and 8 would have tops yarded in with the last log . This material would be piled at the landing and burned after utilization by other purchasers or the general public . ALTERNATIVE B - EMPHASIZE WILDLIFE HABITAT AND VISUAL ...

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The Natural History Review

The fourth ridge has the digital terminations semi - confluent into the three distinct discs ; the fifth into four ; while the three last ridges are nearly intact . The digitations of the latter are very thick , and do not exceed four ...

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Includes the transactions of the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Cork Cuvierian Society, and Dublin Natural History Society.
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Pamphlets on Geology

The following are the principal dimensions supplied by the cast :Length of the molar measured at base 7.0 Do. of the 8 posterior ridges at base of crown 6.6 Width of crown at 3rd ridge 4,6 Greatest do . behind 4.9 * Height of the last ...

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The Eagle s Nest in the Valley of Sixt

THE LAST ASCENT . 31 . one , and then the other , into the waistband of my trowsers , and actually walked nearly all the way along this terrible ridge with only one hand disengaged . I remember well one place where the ridge was ...

Author: Alfred Wills

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ISBN: ONB:+Z254850708

Category: Alps

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Beach Ridge Archeology of Cape Krusenstern

1 ) , is a broad , accretionary beach ridge plain that contains an exceptionally complete and well - studied record of Arctic prehistory spanning the last 4,000 years ( Giddings , 1960 ) . It has been designated the Cape Krusenstern ...

Author: James Louis Giddings

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029368888

Category: Alaska

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Results of research conducted between 1956 and 1965.
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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

On the final leg of this segment, the trail is more of the same: a couple of steepish sections and some wildflowers. ... At 0.7 miles, you'll cross the Blue Ridge Parkway (be careful) and continue through until you reach the Big Ridge ...

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631210327

Category: Travel

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Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the green valleys of Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains. Drive America's most scenic highway with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 29 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Listen to live bluegrass with a glass of local moonshine, drive past fields brimming with fireflies, and wander through American history Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "Music of the Blue Ridge," as well as suggestions for spending time in in Washington DC, Front Royal, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Galax, Asheville, Cherokee, and Knoxville Local Expert: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his love of the Great Smoky Mountains (and where to find the best barbecue!) Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains or Moon North Carolina.
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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

The final section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was completed and dedicated on September 11, 1987. The Parkway begins at milepost 0 at Rockfish Gap, Virginia, the southern entrance to Shenandoah National Park. For 469 miles, this scenic ...

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329958

Category: Travel

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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its 4th edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin and Marilou & Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning 2 states, 4 national forests, 3 national parks, and 8 state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.
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The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

Some distance further we reach the last ridge of the High - Towers moorland , where the last letters of the words Hanging Stones are engraved on the map . Here the rocks are a large coarse ash showing a considerable mass of breccia ...

Author: Geological Society of London

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ISBN: PRNC:32101083531143

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Vols. 1-108 include Proceedings of the society (separately paged, beginning with v. 30)
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The New Blue Ridge Cookbook

Johnson is just one of many in the Blue Ridge who over the last centuries have made a little extra cash from moonshine stills hidden in the woods, with one eye watching for the “revenuers,” always ready to make a run for it.

Author: Elizabeth Wiegand

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493013838

Category: Cooking

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More than 100 recipes, both old and new, celebrating the regional foods of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society

... although all excepting the last ridge are invaded , only an insignificant portion of cement has been displaced on the heel ; in fact , there is no deep pressure scar , although the ultimate molar must have been on the point of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015041133854

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John Rollin Ridge

The last favor I sought of Mr. Ridge was his influence to prevent any among 36 of my pupils attending a show , which I knew would exert a bad moral influence , this he granted solely to gratify me two days before his death , & not a ...

Author: James W. Parins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803287801

Category: History

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John Rollin Ridge is the first full-length biography of a Cherokee whose best revenge was in writing well. A cross between Lord Byron, the romantic poet who made thingsøhappen, and Joaquin Murieta, the legendary bandit he would immortalize, John Rollin Ridge was a controversial, celebrated, and self-cast exile. Ridge was born to a prominent Cherokee Indian family in 1827, a tumultuous and violent time when the state of Georgia was trying to impose its sovereignty on the Cherokee Nation and whites were pressing against its borders. James W. Parins places Ridge in the circle of his family and recreates the circumstances surrounding the assassination of his father (before his eyes) and his grandfather and uncle by rival Cherokees, led by John Ross. Eventful chapters portray the boy?s flight with his mother and her family to Arkansas, his classical education there, his killing of a Ross loyalist and subsequent exile in California during the gold rush, his talent as a romantic poet and author, and his career as a journalist. To the end of his life, Ridge advocated the Cherokees? assimilation into white society.
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