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Author Sides, Hampton, author.

Title On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle / Hampton Sides.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2018]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    951.9042 SID    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    951.90424 SID    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary On October 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war. As he was speaking, 300,000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border. As Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir, what followed was one of the most harrowing operations in American military history. Sides' account provides a grunt's-eye view of history. -- adapted from jacket
Contents Prologue: Morning calm -- Seoul. The professor ; Traitor's house ; Across the Han ; Beneath the lighthouse ; The battle of the barricades ; The savior of our race ; God's right-hand man ; The tiger wants human beings -- To the mountains. Many, many ; King's envoy to Hamhung ; Heroic remedies ; Will o' the wisp ; Broken arrows ; A powerful instrument ; Fattened for the kill ; Never too late to talk ; Never a more daring flight -- The reservoir. Easy for us, tough for others ; Boon companions ; Easy Company holds here ; Where the bullet belongs ; Gung-ho, you cowardly bastards ; When the lead is flying ; A hot reception ; The war council ; An entirely new war -- Red snow. You will all be slaughtered ; Kissing a buzz saw ; Morphine dreams ; No soft options ; One-man army ; Every weapon that we have ; The ridgerunners ; This place of suffering -- To the sea. Attacking in a different direction ; In the day of trouble ; I'll get you a goddamn bridge ; Blood on the ice ; Taking departure ; The Bridge of Long Life ; Down to earth ; The most harrowing hour ; The crossing ; We will see you again in the south ; We walk in the hand of God -- Epilogue: In the pantheon.
Subject United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 1st -- History.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir.
Changjin Reservoir (Korea) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Added Title Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle
ISBN 9780385541152 hardcover
0385541155 hardcover

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