Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story: The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company
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Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story: The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

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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...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by Da Capo Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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Chrissie
I have absolutely no complaints with this book, but I cannot give it more than three stars. It is a war book. It describes in great detail exactly what happened to George Company at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. As such, it depicts many individuals' experiences and so you do NOT get close to any one person. I prefer books that draw me close to the thoughts of one or just a few individuals.

The audiobook's narration by Lloyd James was good.

Brad H
This was the 1st book I had read b by Mr. O'Donnell.
I must say that I was truely taken away and could taste the mud in my mouth and the sweat from my brow.
I had never really read any books about Korea. Not,that I didn't want to... Just thatI had never really found one that got my interest. I must say this is a fine fine book. I would reccommend this book to anybody that wants a good read. A good read about heores, soldiers, the bond that makes them and the blood, sweat and tears of true hero's....more
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"O'Donnell's storytelling is superb�Each page resonates with authenticity." � Col. Dick Camp (ret.), author of Operation Phantom Fury

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Brian Bennett
I lived in South Korea for two years, and I decided to read this to bone up a little on the history of the peninsula. I hadn't realized that the Korean conflict came so close behind the end of WWII. This was written from the perspective of Fox Company and the horror that they went through. Written based on interviews and first hand stories, this really paints a picture of the devastation because of the conflict.

Living in modern-day Seoul, nearly 50 years after the truce, was a stark contrast to...more
James
This is an unbelievable story of some heroic Marines but I found myself wanting a little more from the book. This was my first book I have read about the Korean War and I really wanted to know more about what was going on. A lost of the military books I have read in the past have provided indepth details about the battles and units involved. This book skimmed over the details and stuck to the larger picture. At times George Company would be holed up on a freezing hill and get attacked by thousan...more
Grace
After having just finished listening to the audio book, 'The Coldest Winter,' I came across a copy of 'Give Me Tomorrow,' and decided to read it. The two books share some of the same action, but tell different stories from different perspectives. Both stories are full of first hand accounts of the Korean War. However, while 'The Coldest Winter' gives a fairly broad perspective of the war, 'Give Me Tomorrow' focuses on the action of George Company and some of the battles they were involved in. I...more
Thomas
This narrowly-focused look at the Korean War through the eyes of one particular Marine company opens up into a broad vista of several magnificent -- and often brutal -- portions of the first phases of the war. Though it begins sluggishly, the book quickly becomes a page-turner, from the taking of Seoul to the first encounters with the Chinese in the northern hinterlands. The numerous details of individual bravery performed under extreme conditions make this a book inspiring. The little-known/rec...more
Sacramento Public Library
The Korean War is often referred to as the Forgotten War, but it is not easily forgotten by those who fought it. O’Donnell does an excellent job of telling the heroic story of George Company of the 1st Marines as they battled their way from the Inchon landing, through the harrowing streets of Seoul, to their epic battle near the Chosin Reservoir. Through firsthand accounts, O’Donnell takes the modern reader to the frozen foxholes of the Korean War as the young men of George Company struggled to...more
Lee
Awesome book. I trudge through most non-fiction books wishing that the topic had been interesting or that the author showed a little enthusiasm for the topic. The author obviously has an interest and passion for what he writes. He keeps his own opinions out of the work and lets history speak for itself. I loved reading this book. He made me relate to the people he was writing about and he wrote it so the reader also has the inability to read the book without some emotive response. I highly recom...more
Roger Miller
Korea a forgotten war and forgotten soldiers are remembered in this book. I always find in true combat stories for some the very best comes out in the most horrid circumstances. I had heard of places like Chosin Reservoir and other places in the book, but I was clueless the terrible price of victory for the Marines was! Well written fast paced, enough detail to get you to Korea, without too much too bog you down. Started this on the Fourth of July and now I will go out and thank a vet for their...more
Mike Gabor
:Excellent account of George Company of the 1st Marines as they fought from the Inchon Landing to the Chosin Reservoir. This is one of the first books I've read on the Korean War and Mr. O'Donnell paints a vivid portrait of the horrors of this conflict. While lacking in a lot of detail that many military histories provide, this is still one of the best books I've read about combat experience and I highly recommend it.
Steve Wolfe
I learned a good bit from this book. My wife's father served in Korea and I had neglected reading much on this subject in favor of WWII and Vietnam. This was a very good read, felt a little too short though, would've like to know more, so I'll probably mine some more books on this subject. Author did a fantastic job of conveying the difficulty of the surroundings to the reader.
Gordon Beck
Pretty good, but outdone by The Last Parallel (Martin Russ), The Last Stand of Fox Company (Bob Drury/Tom Calvin)and Colder Than Hell (Joseph Owen). Nonetheless, a story that needed to be told. If you like this one, check out the excellent, but obsure, To the Last Man! by Frank Kerstner.
Steve
This book tells the story of U.S. Marines outnumbered and under supplied in the frozen Chosin Resivior during the Korean War fighting against battalions of Chinese troops. Through sacrifice and bravery and a fighting spirit, This was the United States Marines' finest hour.
Kim Hardesty
This was an amazing story of extremely brave men. it touched me greatly to know my uncle was a part of this story and lived through this. My uncle bob boulden was even credited with some of the photos.
Kara


Amazing story. Heartbreaking to think what these men went through and some continue to dream about. A tale of endurance and war, unbelievable to think about what they survived.
Shannon Burrows
Amazing, the forgotten war because people forget how much these guys went through in such horrible freezing temps etc. Amazing Memorial day read!
Pgericson
This is essentially a war journal, providing a good sense of the time and place: not much else, however.
Faith
Without the swearing it would have been an excellent book. There were just too many F words for me in it.
Jim Mader
A story of the Korean War that I had never heard about and I don't know of anyone who has heard this story.
KayG
I feel this is a good book, but not one I'm enjoying, so I'm going on to something else.
George
Hard to believe what those Marines endured. Good historical read, especially on a hot summer day.
Nancy
The story of the suffering of just one Marine company for our beloved country.
Phil
Amazing! Scary what individuals can do in desperate situations.
Linda
Interesting for what if offered, but it seemed thin and wooden.
Robert
Solid book about a Company of soldiers in the Korean war.
Dave Mains
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