A good listen if you are a history wonk maybe not as interesting for those looking for pure entertainment.
I have read many books about a the Korean War and the break out from the Chosin Res. but I have never read that O. P. Smith was to blame for the debacle. O. P. Smith saved the 1st Marine Division and in any case the 1st had a hard enough time saving itself. Poor dithering Leadership, poor training and discipline and poor communications exacerbated the Army's problems but MacArthur and Almond pushed the troops into untenable positions while refusing to believe intelligence being gathered in the field. A real thumbs down on this book.
This piece of crap should never have gotten past the audible.com editors. It is a piece of fiction so full of inaccuracies inconsistency plagiarism and bull crap. Anybody who has actually been in combat will turn this off in disgust. I would give it a minus 5 black stars.
I am a Marine Recon Veteran familiar with the areas of operation written about and the units involved. The narrative is so well crafted that I could smell the jet fuel, feel the vibrations and the deafening sound inside the 46s. After visiting the Bonnie-Sue website I could also see the faces of the men involved. I especially appreciated the after action reports as they described the action in the dry terse terms of Marine Corps History.
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