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THE FROZEN HOURS
A Novel of the Korean War
by Jeff Shaara, 2017
Publication Date May 23, 2017
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF
My family and I just returned home from an outstanding vacation, a few weeks in Italy. Now, it's time to recover from the vacation. including losing the several pounds I gained (all worth it). I continue to be amazed, and extremely grateful, to so many people who have written me with comments on the new book. Some of these notes come from veterans of the Korean War, and when someone tells me: "You got it right- and I know, because I was there", well, I can't think of a more extraordinary compliment. THANK YOU!
The book hit #8 on the New York Times list, which is a terrific surprise, and it is now in its THIRD printing- another surprise. We still have a limited supply of First Editions of the book set aside, so if you wish to reserve one, you can place your order, and send me a brief email requesting a 1st printing/1st edition. I'm happy to send those out, as long as the supply lasts. I don't want to sound as though I'm "pushing" my book, but I know that some people collect First Editions.
I mentioned this earlier, and it bears repeating. During my book signing tour in May/June, I met a number of veterans of the Korean War, including a few members of "The Chosin Few", those survivors of the very story I've written about. That continues to be a humbling experience. As I've said before, this is a very different story than any I've done. The struggle by American and United Nations troops against an enormous Chinese juggernaut is a part of our history that very few Americans (and our allies) are aware, and even if you've heard of The Chosin Reservoir, you may not realize just how that story came to be — nor how and why it concluded the way it did. It is one thing to speak of heroism in combat, and I have done that often. But the challenge for the men in this story is fighting not only their enemies, but the climate that swallows them — sub zero temperatures that become as deadly as the weapons of war. Throughout the writing of this book, I have come to know some of the veterans of this campaign, and those who still survive continue to carry the scars. The best way for me to offer these men the highest respects for their accomplishment is simply to tell their story, with as much historical accuracy as I can. If this book is a surprise, if you have little idea just what this particular history is about, then I hope you will find it to be a revelation. If you happen to be one of the veterans of this campaign, I hope you find this to be an appropriate telling, that I've shown appropriate respect to both sides, and portrayed the characters and the events accurately. At the very least, as with all my books, I hope you find this to be a good story.
As always, if you wish any sort of personalization in a book you order, rather than just my signature and date, please send me an email. Sorry for that extra step, but Paypal has eliminated the Special Instructions box we used to offer.
Have a Terrific Summer!
Jeff Shaara – July 17, 2017