The Frozen Hours

A Novel of the Korean War
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Product Number: Z100120248
Released: May 23, 2017
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ISBN: #9781524780104
Narrator/s: Paul Michael
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin. June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on 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 Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin 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. Written with the propulsive force Jeff Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America's "Forgotten War," when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe. "A military story as dramatic and heroic as any that exists."-The American Interest "The Frozen Hours ...?llustrates again Shaara's mastery...? This is fiction and history at their blended best."-Marine Corps Gazette "Marvelously effective storytelling...?hat shows us what warfare feels like both to those who plan campaigns and those who execute them...?ripping, precisely detailed historical fiction."-Booklist (starred review)

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Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 23, 2017

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Author(s): Jeff Shaara
Narrator(s): Paul Michael
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Released: May 23, 2017
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Author(s): Jeff Shaara
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