Historical novel that pays very close attention to the historical facts of the Chosin Reservoir with very detailed looks at Uncle Sam's Misguided Children vs McAsshole and his sycophants. The Chinese side of the story is very well represented by Sung Shi-Lun and the thinking behind the defense of China as they saw it. The ground pounder point of view is very well represented as the author spent a lot of time talking with veterans as well as using the documentation available of the period.