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COLDER THAN HELL:A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir. 7th Marines. An extraordinarily detailed and realistic account of combat at the level of individual soldiers and small units.

Click to EnlargeA Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir. by Joseph R. Owen. Owen tells it like it was in this evocative, page-turning story with his powerful descriptions of close combat in the snow-covered mountains around Chosin Reservoir. As a lieutenant with Bravo Company, 7th Marine Rgt., Owen's narrative moves fast as the company learns to fight under fire, eat frozen rations, & keep moving when its wounded and dead go down. Includes many accounts of gallantry from Inchon-Seoul and Chosin survivors. Owen himself was terribly wounded. 272pp, maps, photos.

"A splendid first-person account of what was arguably the most remarkable engagement of the Korean War. . . . Owen's flair for narrative and his gut-level perspectives on life and death in the front lines make for an eloquent tribute to the disciplined courage and esprit de corps displayed by his comrades in arms." --Kirkus Reviews

"What Owen presents here is an extraordinarily detailed and realistic account of combat at the level of individual soldiers and small units, covering the role of infantrymen in war, the dangers they are exposed to, the relations that form among them, what keeps them going, their ingenuity and their daring. "--Publishers Weekly

"A thoroughly gripping account of how a mixture of reservists and regulars were flung in the general direction of Korea, molded into an infantry rifle company, and compelled to fight their way to the sea."--Booklist

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