On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground

The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle

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"A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780385541152
0385541155
9781101971215
1101971215
Branch Call Number: 951.90424 Un373S 2018
Characteristics: xiii, 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 17, 2018

An incredibly well written account of an epic event during the Korean War, and Mr. Sides' characterization of Gen. MacArthur was superlative. [I often wondered how a perennial screw-up like MacArthur could consistently get promoted and continue in the military, but found out that his uncle, a Wall Street financier, was one of the richest men in America at that time - - perhaps some family influence? MacArthur should have been courtmartialed after the slaughter of women, children and men at the Bonus Marchers Village in Anacostia.]
I have not read all of Mr. Sides' books, but his Ghost Soldiers was also outstanding.
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If the Army or the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
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Excellent recounting of the absolute embodiment of the Marine spirit: Lt. Chew-Een Lee!
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