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★ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle PDF / Epub ✪ Author Hampton Sides – Coinfetti.co 12 hrs 8 minsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during t12 hrs 8 minsFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean WarOn October 15 1950 the vainglorious General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea convinced President Harry Truman that the communist forces would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving The Chinese he said with near ce.

Rtainty would not intervene in the war As he was speaking 300000 Chinese soldiers began crossing the border Led by the 13000 men of the 1st Marine Division the Americans moved far north into the trap Mao had set for the arrogant MacArthur at the Chosin Reservoir What followed was one of the most heroic and harrowing operations in American military history Faced with annihilation and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero the surrounded Marines fought through.

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    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the desperate book, ground ebok, marines ebok, reservoir book, korean kindle, war's ebok, greatest mobile, battle kindle, On Desperate epub, Ground The epub, Ground The Marines at kindle, Desperate Ground The free, Desperate Ground The Marines at kindle, On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle PDF/EPUBYeah this is the book There aren't many authors who can keep my bedside lamp burning until 0300 hrs on a workday but that's what happened to this one Any good war story has to have a mixture of brass officers strategy planning and balls grunts action blood and guts brotherhood Hampton Sides has mixed these ingredients in just the right combination which is about one part brass to three parts ballsSides spends a bit of time explaining what we already knew that MacArthur was as crazy as a shithouse rat an officer who loved to be in the rear with the gear surrounded by sycophants His real effort is expended in relating the heroic battles of the USMC against overwhelming Chinese forces in the battle for the Chosin Reservoir commonly called the Frozen Chosin I'm not going to relate any exploits here Sides has already done that for you in his book Suffice to say that these leatherneck


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  6. Howard Howard says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the desperate book, ground ebok, marines ebok, reservoir book, korean kindle, war's ebok, greatest mobile, battle kindle, On Desperate epub, Ground The epub, Ground The Marines at kindle, Desperate Ground The free, Desperate Ground The Marines at kindle, On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle PDF/EPUB“Sun Tzu says in ‘The Art of War’ that in battle there are nine kinds of situations nine kinds of ‘grounds’ The final and most distressing type is a situation in which one’s army can be saved from destruction only by fighting without delay It is a place without shelter and no possibility of easy retreat If met by the enemy an army has no alternative but to surrender or fight its way out of its predicament“Sun Tzu calls this ‘desperate ground’” – Hampton Sides On Desperate GroundHampton Sides graduated from Yale wit


  7. Dax Dax says:

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  8. David Eppenstein David Eppenstein says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the desperate book, ground ebok, marines ebok, reservoir book, korean kindle, war's ebok, greatest mobile, battle kindle, On Desperate epub, Ground The epub, Ground The Marines at kindle, Desperate Ground The free, Desperate Ground The Marines at kindle, On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle PDF/EPUBI am giving this book 5 stars The 5 star rating for me means the book possesses a WOW factors and this book certainly had me expressing that sentiment on several occasions To begin with I have to confess that 20th century wars generally do not have a great deal of appeal for me


  9. Steve Steve says:

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    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the desperate book, ground ebok, marines ebok, reservoir book, korean kindle, war's ebok, greatest mobile, battle kindle, On Desperate epub, Ground The epub, Ground The Marines at kindle, Desperate Ground The free, Desperate Ground The Marines at kindle, On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir the Korean War's Greatest Battle PDF/EPUBHampton Sides latest book ON DESPERATE GROUND THE MARINES AT THE RESERVOIR THE KOREAN WAR’S GREATEST BATTLE has met or even surpassed the high standards for excellent narrative history that he has set in his previous works The book is based on extensive interviews memoirs command of secondary sources and the ability to place the reader along side historical decision makers and the soldiers who carried out their orders Whether Sides is writing about James Earl Ray and the assassination of Martin Luther King; the last survivors of the Bataan Death March; a biography of Kit Carson; or the late 19th century voyage of the USS Jeanette to the unchartered Artic waters he tells his stories with uncanny historical accuracy and incisive analysisIn his current effort Sides conveys the authenticity and intensity of war on the Korean peninsula His portrayal of the bravery of America soldiers is clear and unsettling as the realism of combat is laid bare for all to see At times it is di


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