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    DescriptionNovember 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 of Fox 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.


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    Title
    The Last Stand of Fox Company
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bob Drury, By (author) Tom Clavin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802144515
    ISBN 10: 0802144519
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BTM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: DS
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950, CULT/EASIAN
    DC22: 951.9042
    B&T Approval Code: A44097300, N44254400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027020
    DC22: 951.904242
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Bob Drury and Tom Clavin have written a paean worthy of one of the most extraordinary battles in marine corps history. You can almost feel Korea's biting cold, and hear the terrifying bugles in the dark. Most of all, they remind us that although the places and dates change, the valor of America's fighting forces remains the same. A magnificent book." -- Nathaniel Fick