The Frozen Hours, is the first foray of historical fiction author Jeff Shaara, into telling the history and personal stories of the Korean War. As with the previous books I have read by him. He not only reads biographies by authors on the subject he also interviews the military members still living who were there or speaks to relatives of theirs to gain insight.
One of the things that Shaara keeps constant is not only writing about the major historical figures but the lesser known names too. Often the men or women history does not write of but authors like Shaara do can presents them on par with the likes of MacArthur and Truman. The focus of his novel like that of a PBS documentary I watched last year on the Battle of Chosen. This novel goes deeper and in fact touches on several battles and the struggle to survive in temperatures in the very low negatives.
I rooted for every person in this novel and felt like I was pulled right in along side them. Another great book by Shaara and I look forward to learning what he has coming next.
The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
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