Retreat, Hell!

Retreat, Hell!

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
Extraordinary challenges face the Marines in Korea, in W. E. B. Griffin's most electrifying Corps novel yet.

It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, MacArthur surges across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, only to encounter the Chinese in full force, who drive him back in turn. Back and forth, the bloody tides of war shift, and swept along with them are Captain Ken McCoy and Master Gunner Ernie Zimmerman, caught in the fight of their lives; Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, working desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and Truman; and Pickering's daredevil pilot son, Malcolm, lost somewhere behind enemy lines-and maybe lost forever.

Baker & Taylor
In the fall of 1950, the U.S. Marines confront an uphill battle as they make their way from Inchon across the 38th parallel, dealing with the full force of Chinese military might and the disappearance of an officer's son behind enemy lines.

Blackwell North Amer
It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, Douglas MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, where he is certain no Chinese are waiting for him, while Major Ken McCoy, operating undercover, hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late. Meanwhile, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, shuttling between two continents, works desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and President Harry Truman, while trying to keep his mind from the cold fact that somewhere out there, his own daredevil son, Pick, is lost behind enemy lines - and may be lost forever.

Baker
& Taylor

In the fall of 1950, the U.S. Marines confront an uphill battle as they make their way from Inchon across the 38th parallel, dealing with the full force of Chinese military might, an escalating confrontation between General MacArthur and President Truman, and the disappearance of Brigadier General Pickering's pilot son behind enemy lines, in a story about the Korean War. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Putnam c2004
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ISBN: 9780399150814
0399150811
Branch Call Number: F GRI
Characteristics: 496 p. ; 24 cm

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Dec 19, 2013

Another great narrative of military life by Griffin.

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rahmmie
May 06, 2011

As usual, from Griffin, an entertaining read. I don't think it's some of his best work but it is still a good book

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