The Last Stand Of Fox Company: A True Story Of U.S. Marines in Combat by Bob DruryThe Last Stand Of Fox Company: A True Story Of U.S. Marines in Combat by Bob Drury

The Last Stand Of Fox Company: A True Story Of U.S. Marines in Combat

byBob Drury, Tom Clavin

Paperback | November 13, 2009

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November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines ofFox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox's Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.
Tom Drury is the author of "The End of Vandalism"&"The Black Brook", one of Granta's "Best Young American Novelists,"& a Guggenheim fellow for 2000-2001. His fiction has appeared most recently in "The New Yorker"&"Ploughshares". He lives with his wife & their daughter in Connecticut, where he teaches at Wesleyan University.
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Title:The Last Stand Of Fox Company: A True Story Of U.S. Marines in CombatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:November 13, 2009Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802144519

ISBN - 13:9780802144515

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