By Jeff Shaara
June 1950. The North Korean military invades South Korea, motive on uniting the rustic lower than Communist rule. In reaction, the U.S. mobilizes a strength to guard the overmatched South Korean troops, and jointly they force the North Koreans again to their border with China.
yet numerous hundred thousand chinese language troops have entered Korea, laying colossal traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the chinese language spring these traps. Allied forces, already combating stunningly chilly climate, locate themselves stuck thoroughly off defend because the chinese language develop round the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A strength that when stood at the precipice of victory now unearths itself on the point of annihilation. guaranteed by means of common Douglas MacArthur that they might be domestic by way of Christmas, the warriors and Marines struggle for his or her lives opposed to the main brutal climatic conditions imaginable—and an enemy that outnumbers them greater than six to one.
The Frozen Hours tells the tale of Frozen Chosin from a number of issues of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding normal of the yankee 1st Marine department, who famously redefined retreat as “advancing in a unique direction”; Marine deepest Pete Riley, an international warfare II veteran who now faces the best struggle of his lifestyles; and the chinese language commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the americans he has so thoroughly surrounded, ever acutely aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his each move.
Written with the propulsive strength Shaara brings to all his novels of strive against and braveness, The Frozen Hours transports us to the serious second within the historical past of America’s “Forgotten War,” whilst the destiny of the Korean peninsula lay within the arms of a courageous band of brothers fighting either the weather and a made up our minds, implacable foe.
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The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara