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

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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 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.
 

About Bob Drury

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Bob Drury and Tom Clavin are the New York Times bestselling authors of Halsey's Typhoon and The Last Stand of Fox Company.
 
Published November 10, 2009 by Grove Press. 355 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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He wiped his head, saw the blood on his left hand and, frantically reached for his helmet.” This approach offers a fine example of historiography examining war at the micro level.

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The authors of the bestselling Halsey's Typhoon do a fine job recounting one brutal, small-unit action during the Korean War's darkest moment.

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It ended Dec. 2 and instantly became, like Iwo Jima, a "signature" event in U.S. Marine Corps history.In The Last Stand of Fox Company, a gut-clenching and meticulously detailed account, writers Bob Drury and Tom Clavin take readers into the Nangnim Mountains, where an undermanned unit of the Sev...

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The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat is the gripping account of the men of Fox Company, Second Battalion Seventh Regiment, led by Captain William Barber, and their epic struggle to hold the Toktong Pass, which stood in the shadow of Fox Hill.

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