By early 1951, American forces and their UN allies had been driven more than 100 miles down the Korean peninsula by the Chinese. The situation was bleak when Gen. Matthew Ridgway ordered a last stand at the village of Chipyong-ni. There a single regiment (the 23rd Infantry) of fewer than 5,000 U.S. soldiers defeated a Chinese division of 25,000 men in what has been called the Gettysburg of the Korean War.
Leo Barron has quickly established himself as one of the finest young military historians writing today. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and served two tours in Iraq as an infantry and intelligence officer. He has written for Infantry, World War II, and World War II History magazines. His previous books are No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (978-0-451-41485-4) and Patton at the Battle of the Bulge (978-0-451-46787-4). He lives in Arizona.