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Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story--The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Companyby Patrick K Odonnell
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“What would you want if you could have any wish?” asked the photojournalist of the haggard, bloodied Marine before him. The Marine gaped at his interviewer. The photographer snapped his picture, which became the iconic Korean War image featured on this book’s jacket. “Give me tomorrow,” he said at last.
After nearly four months of continuous and agonizing combat on the battlefields of Korea, such a simple request seemed impossible. For many men of George Company, or “Bloody George” as they were known—one of the Forgotten War’s most decorated yet unrecognized companies—it was a wish that would not come true.
This is the untold story of “Bloody George,” a Marine company formed quickly to answer its nation’s call to duty in 1950. This small band of men—a colorful cast of characters, including a Native American fighting to earn his honor as a warrior, a Southern boy from Tennessee at odds with a Northern blue-blood reporter-turned-Marine, and a pair of twins who exemplified to the group the true meaning of brotherhood—were mostly green troops who had been rushed through training to fill America’s urgent need on the Korean front. They would find themselves at the tip of the spear in some of the Korean War’s bloodiest battles.
After storming ashore at Inchon and fighting house-to-house in Seoul, George Company, one of America’s last units in reserve, found itself on the frozen tundra of the Chosin Reservoir facing elements of an entire division of Chinese troops. They didn’t realize it then, but they were soon to become crucial to the battle—modern-day Spartans called upon to hold off ten times their number. Give Me Tomorrow is their unforgettable story of bravery and courage.
In the tradition of <I>Band of Brothers</I>, acclaimed combat historian Patrick K. O’Donnell cinematically tells the Korean War’s greatest untold story
An epic story of a legendary Marine company’s valor and sacrifice in the Korean War brought to gripping, cinematic light by an acclaimed historian
From bestselling author Patrick K. O’Donnell, “one of the best combat historians of our time” (John C. McManus, author of Alamo in the Ardennes), comes the untold story of the Marines of George Company—or “Bloody George” as they were known. Hopelessly outnumbered on the frozen tundra of the Chosin Reservoir, this small band of men engaged in a battle that would defy the limits of heroism and human endurance. Give Me Tomorrow is their unforgettable story of bravery and courage.
About the Author
Patrick K. O’Donnell is the award-winning author of seven books, including We Were One, the highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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