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READ ✓ The Marines of Autumn War has been the inspiration of such great novels as The Red Badge of Courage and A Farewell to Arms and daring feats of courage and tragic mistakes have been the foundation for such classic works Now for the first time ever the Korean War has a novel that captures that courage and sacrificeWhen Captain Thomas Verity USMC is called back to action he must leave his Georgetown home career and young daughter and rush to Korea to monitor Chinese radio transmiss. Full disclosure I had a high school English teacher that survived both Chosin and the POW experience in Korea and this man was one of the big mentors I needed as a young man in the 1980s and one of the islands in the archipelago of experiences that make up this review While I never personally heard him speak of it I was reacuainted with this focal moment in American military history around the time he passed on during that blissful historical moment between Y2K and 911 via the best non fiction account I ve read on Chosin Martin Russ s Breakout The pull back action from Chosin and Mr Russ s book makes this explicitly clear was in essence a hellish freezing bloody and superlatively awful road trip Military historians will of course compare this to Napoleon s or the Wehrmacht s retreats from Russia Twenty five below now For the first time the division was counting casualties from the cold and frostbite than from wounds or Xenophon s Anabasis but I think Mr James Brady has instead handed off a classic reminiscent of other road trip adventures like the Lord of the Rings In fact the book has a uote from Kurt Vonnegut on the cover comparing it to the Iliad I think it closely resembles The Odyssey with its Be dead by then Or better home theme These comparisons though are tempered by the fact that General Oliver Smith managed to bring a large portion of his force back to a port and subseuent evacuation from a tent at Hagaru Not a retreat he told himself but a march testifies to the leadership that flowed downward to the officers and NCOs slogging along the roads and mountainsides Mr Brady explores the relationship inside the chain of command throughout the novel using his three principal characters for example Gunnery and master sergeants had ways they looked up their officers If a man were going to issue an order that might kill you you deserved to know than his name rank and serial number Gunnery sergeants took care of each other Captain Verity was always aware he was being measured Marines did that On Guadalcanal he d been measured as a kid enlisted man on Okinawa as a young officer He was being measured now This was however a chain of command that again was in one of the most inhospitable landscapes on the planet and Brady reads a lot like Hemingway when he consistently reminds the reader of that again through the eyes of the company grade officer Verity once might have felt guilty about having a roof and a fire while other men huddled out of the wind in open fields suatting or lying on frozen ground with only a bit of canvas for shelter Not now Cold did that to men reducing them to clever self absorbed animals ready to do anything for warmth almost anything to survive These details are interspersed with scenes describing the herculean efforts necessary to bring off the aforementioned evacuation for instance when Verity and his two men drew hot rations from the engineer battalion hacking out the airstrip and ate sitting on the warm hood of the jeep watching the engineers work It was interesting to see especially if you didn t have to do it In this short passage the book has conveyed one of those memorable moments in war the break to see to your men s needs in the midst of something monumental I have a similar personal moment I often come back to drinking coffee with on HESCO barriers adjacent the runway at Bagram Airfield discussing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan with a superior and the importance of providing hot chow and warming tents in the field This is not something one who has never seen a war can adeuately convey and it speaks to the fact that the author himself stacked time leading a rifle platoon in Korea I think that Brady s examination of the also present and iconic Chesty Puller is also just enough to keep the narrative going without overwhelming it Details of Puller s style favoring old sergeants over young officers recognizing the value of foreign area officers trust me this isn t a universal trait in military leadership and seeking their advice and Puller s documented proclivity for not taking names and numbers and writing people up just taking direct action are included but again do not take anything away from the essential story as the 3 protagonists drive to the coast and home Mr Brady puts the Chosin story in historical context through those characters discussions on their long jeep ride about not only Xenophon s 10ooo but also the Donner Party Custer and Nathan Bedford Forrest He attempts to elicit the physical pain and endurance of those who survived this event via coagulating blood prisoners left barefoot on the side of the road to freeze and the men who just shit in their trousers as they marched The book ends with the statement that the men at Chosin were Crazy or froze or dead Or all three There is here though than a generalization on the men trapped under fire at Chosin The Marines of Autumn is a rumination on leadership homehearth and the extraordinary practice of keepin on keepin on in order to do a job under horrible conditions It is about character and the people we send to do our business in war and I personally believe that the passage of 65 years has not diminished the legend or the example that these men beueathed us at Chosin The Death of Mrs Westaway jeep watching the engineers work It was interesting to see especially if you didn t have to do it In this short passage the book has conveyed one of those memorable moments in war the break to see to your men s needs in the midst of something monumental I have a similar personal moment I often come back to drinking coffee with on HESCO barriers adjacent the runway at Bagram Airfield discussing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan with a superior and the importance of providing hot chow and warming tents in the field This is not something one who has never seen a war can adeuately convey and it speaks to the fact that the author himself stacked time leading a rifle platoon in Korea I think that Brady s examination of the also present and iconic Chesty Puller is also Just One Night Harleuin Superromance #760 just enough to keep the narrative going without overwhelming it Details of Puller s style favoring old sergeants over young officers recognizing the value of foreign area officers trust me this isn t a universal trait in military leadership and seeking their advice and Puller s documented proclivity for not taking names and numbers and writing people up Um tut sut just taking direct action are included but again do not take anything away from the essential story as the 3 protagonists drive to the coast and home Mr Brady puts the Chosin story in historical context through those characters discussions on their long Screwdriver jeep ride about not only Xenophon s 10ooo but also the Donner Party Custer and Nathan Bedford Forrest He attempts to elicit the physical pain and endurance of those who survived this event via coagulating blood prisoners left barefoot on the side of the road to freeze and the men who Atlas Scolaire Cours Complet de Geographie Redige Conformement Aux Programmes Officiels just shit in their trousers as they marched The book ends with the statement that the men at Chosin were Crazy or froze or dead Or all three There is here though than a generalization on the men trapped under fire at Chosin The Marines of Autumn is a rumination on leadership homehearth and the extraordinary practice of keepin on keepin on in order to do a Call It Fate job under horrible conditions It is about character and the people we send to do our business in war and I personally believe that the passage of 65 years has not diminished the legend or the example that these men beueathed us at Chosin

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READ ✓ The Marines of Autumn Abasis The Marines of Autumn is a stunning shattering novel of war illuminated only by courage determination and Marine Corps discipline And by love of soldier for soldier of men and their women and of a small girl in Georgetown whose father promised she would dance with him on the bridges of Paris A child Captain Tom Verity fears he may never see againIn The Marines of Autumn James Brady captures our imagination and shocks us into a new understanding of wa. Good novel of Chosen Reservoir

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READ ✓ The Marines of Autumn Ions At first acting in an advisory role he is abruptly thrust into MacArthur's last daring and disastrous foray the Chosin Reservoir campaign and then its desperate retreat Time magazine at the time recounted the retreat this way The running fight of the Marineswas a battle unparalleled in US military history It had some aspects of Bataan some of Anzio some of Dunkirk some of Valley Forge and some of 'the retreat of the 10000' as described in Xenophon's An. Okay An easy read I think James Brady s writing style is conducive to non fiction And I do have a book of non fiction by him on my shelf which I plan on reading in the future Don t know if I ll try any fiction by him though

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • The Marines of Autumn
  • James Brady
  • English
  • 08 February 2017
  • 9780312280819