Book Talk & Signing with Bestselling Historical Fiction Author Jeff Shaara
Jeff Shaara, bestselling author of historical fiction about World War II, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War -- including Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels -- will be at the Poinsett Club (807 E Washington St in downtown Greenville) on Tuesday, May 30th, at 6pm. Mr. Shaara will be talking about his new book, The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War (Ballantine, hardcover, $28.99, on sale 5/23/17). Written with the propulsive force Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America's "Forgotten War," when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe. Join us for hors d'oeuvres from 6:00-6:45pm, then at 6:45pm Mr. Shaara will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and sign books.
Tickets are $50 each. Each ticket admits one and includes a copy of The Frozen Hours as well as hors d'oeuvres. The Poinsett Club will also offer a cash bar. The dress code requires NO DENIM. Sport coats or suit jackets are requested for men, but ties are not required. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. Those who cannot make the event may order signed books from Fiction Addiction to be picked up afterward or direct shipped.
The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eyes to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.
June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China.
But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable -- and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one.
The Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move.
About the author:
Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fateful Lightning, The Smoke at Dawn, A Chain of Thunder, A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Case, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure -- two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Gettysburg.
If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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