small unit action rather than the entire sweep of the war, Drury's well-constructed text proves you can capture an ocean in a wave or a beach in grain of its sand. one outnumbered and surrounded Marine company, ~120 men, hold off several Chinese battalions in bitter cold until, finally, agonizingly, they must make their way back to their supply base and the war to come.
highly ranked/rated among Korean War histories, Drury also succeeds in finding glory where there is little to be found. he perhaps proves a corollary of the old movie adage, 'every war movie is a pro-war movie;' Drury's Marines are tough, hard-bitten, and driven, larger-than-life and fierce fighters in life-stealing conditions. very solidly 4, possibly 5 candidae upgrade.
interesting note-- this author lacks a Wikipedia page, which is unusual for 2013. he does have an amazon.com bio.