The Last Stand of Fox Company

The Last Stand of Fox Company

This work offers a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds.

Author: Bob Drury

Publisher:

ISBN: 1410414132

Category: History

Page: 579

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This work offers a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the survivors of the deadly Korean War battle known as Fox Hill.
Categories: History

The Last Stand of Fox Company

The Last Stand of Fox Company

A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat Bob Drury, Tom Clavin. More Praise for The Last Stand of Fox Company : “ Magnificent ... A vivid account of courage , endurance , and sacrifice that has few parallels in Marine lore or military ...

Author: Bob Drury

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555849122

Category: History

Page: 396

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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.” —Publishers Weekly November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deeper 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.
Categories: History

International Law and Armed Conflict

International Law and Armed Conflict

TV Report Says Marine Shot Prisoner, ASSOC. PRESS (Nov. 16, 2004). 39. BOB DRURY & TOM CLAVIN, THE LAST STAND OF FOX COMPANY: A TRUE STORY OF U.S. MARINES IN COMBAT 114 (2009). 40. First Geneva Convention, art.

Author: Lauroe R. Blank

Publisher: Aspen Publishing

ISBN: 9781543835540

Category: Law

Page: 486

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The purchase of this ebook edition does not entitle you to receive access to the Connected eBook on CasebookConnect. You will need to purchase a new print book to get access to the full experience including: lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities, plus an outline tool and other helpful resources. International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War uses vivid stories and cases to bring basic principles of law and current challenges to life in the classroom. With over 50 years’ combined experience and expertise teaching and working in the military, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, and academia, Laurie R. Blank and Gregory P. Noone create a complete framework for understanding the law and policy applicable in times of armed conflict, tying in coverage of human rights and national security law. New to the Second Edition: New technologies and the law of armed conflict, including cyber, unmanned aerial vehicles, and autonomous weapons systems The conflict in Syria, including ISIS, genocide, and chemical weapons attacks Humanitarian assistance and the challenges of protecting the civilian population in urban conflicts Contemporary debates regarding detention in non-international armed conflict, human rights law, and targeted killing Key benefits for professors and students: Real-life stories, vignettes, and hypothetical scenarios bring focused energy to analysis and discussion of front-page issues Basic legal principles and policy inform and frame contemporary issues, as well as tomorrow’s unanswered questions and challenges Protection of civilians Contemporary weapons—lethal autonomous weapons, cyber operations, outer space Conflicts with terrorist groups Integrated coverage of related fields, such as human rights and national security law, provides a more complete picture of the legal paradigm that applies to armed conflict
Categories: Law

Reckless

Reckless

DiMarco, Louis A. War Horse: A History of the Military Horse and Rider. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2008. Drury, Bob, and Tom Clavin. The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat.

Author: Tom Clavin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698137202

Category: History

Page: 225

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From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Heart of Everything That Is, comes the unlikely story of a racehorse who truly became a war hero, beloved by the Marine Corps and decorated for bravery. Her Korean name was Ah-Chim-Hai—Flame-of-the-Morning. A four-year-old chestnut-colored Mongolian racehorse, she once amazed the crowds in Seoul with her remarkable speed. But when war shut down the tracks, the star racer was sold to an American Marine and trained to carry heavy loads of artillery shells across steep hills under a barrage of bullets and bombs. The Marines renamed her Reckless. Reckless soon proved fearless under fire, boldly marching alone through the fiery gauntlet, exposed to explosions and shrapnel. On some of her uphill treks, Reckless shielded human reinforcements. The Chinese, soon discovering the bravery of this magnificent animal, made a special effort to kill her. But Reckless never slowed. As months passed, the men came to appreciate her not just as a horse but as a fellow Marine.
Categories: History

The Korean War

The Korean War

The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009. Tells of the heroic efforts of 234 Marines under the command of Captain William Barber, Fox Company, 7th Marine Regiment, ...

Author: Keith D. McFarland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135223953

Category: History

Page: 452

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The Korean War is the most comprehensive and detailed bibliography compiled to date on the American involvement in "The Forgotten War." In this revised and expanded second edition, Keith D. McFarland’s clearly written annotations provide concise descriptions of more than 2,600 of the most important books, articles, and documents written in English on the conflict in Korea. Key topics include origins of the war; the political and military roles of North and South Korea, the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and other United Nations members; campaigns and battles; weapons and uniforms; and the military and diplomatic aspects of the war. Specific subjects are easy to find using the index organized by topic and author, making The Korean War a necessity for every academic or research library.
Categories: History

The Routledge History of Global War and Society

The Routledge History of Global War and Society

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin's The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat (2009) relates how one company of the First Marine Division held out on an isolated hill at the “Frozen Chosin” for the better part of a ...

Author: Matthew S. Muehlbauer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317533184

Category: History

Page: 365

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The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically expanded the chronological, geographic, and thematic breadth of the field of military history. Each chapter addresses the ways in which recent scholarship has integrated cultural, ethical, environmental, medical, and ideological factors to explain both conventional conflicts and genocide, terrorism, and other forms of mass violence. The broad scope of the collection makes it the perfect primer for scholars and students seeking to understand the complex interactions of warfare and those affecting and affected by conflict.
Categories: History

Air Force Officer s Guide

Air Force Officer s Guide

This book is also on the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List. Davis, Burke. Marine! The Life of Lt. Gen. ... The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat. During the Korean War, 234 heroic Marines ...

Author: Col. Stephen E. Wright USAF (Ret.)

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811713771

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career. Fully updated with the latest changes to Air Force policy and procedure, this military reference guide includes: • Current guidelines for training, conduct, pay and benefits, decorations and awards, and more • Extensive updates to uniforms and insignia • Information on family services and benefits • Revised charts, illustrations, and sample forms
Categories: Reference

Your Career in the Marines

Your Career in the Marines

Dolan, Edward F. Careers in the U.S. Marine Corps. New York, NY: Benchmark Books, 2009. Drury, Bob. The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat. New York, NY: Grove Press, 2009. Goldish, Meish, and Fred Pushies ...

Author: Colleen Ryckert Cook

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448855124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Presents a guide to careers in the United States Marine Corps, covering what to expect from the recruitment process and basic training, as well as the different career paths available.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Heart of Everything That Is

The Heart of Everything That Is

Also by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat Last ...

Author: Bob Drury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481464604

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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The untold story of the great Ogala Sioux chief Red Cloud, the most powerful Indian commander of the Plains who witnessed the opening of the West and forced the American government to sue for peace in a conflict named for him.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground

The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle Hampton Sides. http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/memoirs/ ... The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat. New York: Grove, 2009.

Author: Hampton Sides

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385541169

Category: History

Page: 416

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"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep."—Washington Post From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice, a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War On October 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea, convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war. As he was speaking, 300,000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border. Led by some 20,000 men of the First Marine Division, the Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set for the vainglorious MacArthur along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir. What followed was one of the most heroic--and harrowing--operations in American military history, and one of the classic battles of all time. Faced with probable annihilation, and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero, the surrounded, and hugely outnumbered, Marines fought through the enemy forces with ferocity, ingenuity, and nearly unimaginable courage as they marched their way to the sea. Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents, and interviews with scores of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances. Hampton Sides has been hailed by critics as one of the best nonfiction writers of his generation. As the Miami Herald wrote, "Sides has a novelist's eye for the propulsive elements that lend momentum and dramatic pace to the best nonfiction narratives."
Categories: History