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The Resource The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War, Jeff Shaara

The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War, Jeff Shaara

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The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War
Title
The frozen hours
Title remainder
a novel of the Korean War
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Shaara
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
June 1950. The North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable -- and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. The story of 'Frozen Chosin' is told from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined retreat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move
Summary
A clash between a North Korean invading army in 1950 South Korea and a U.S. defense force is challenged by overwhelmingly brutal weather conditions in a high-action account of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir that is told from the viewpoints of soldiers and leaders on both sides of the conflict
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Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H18
LC item number
F76 2017
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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a novel of the Korean War
Label
The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War, Jeff Shaara
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5860954
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 525 pages
Isbn
9780345549228
Lccn
2017012859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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maps
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  • (OCoLC)ocn957597838
  • (OCoLC)957597838
Label
The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War, Jeff Shaara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5860954
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 525 pages
Isbn
9780345549228
Lccn
2017012859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957597838
  • (OCoLC)957597838

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