Book Club

The Book Club meets once a month at 10am (on the 3rd Friday of the month) in the Church Library to review and discuss books of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.

The club chairman is: Alan Stein 447-4235 and the co-chairman is Peter Philip 666-0105.

Book Club News

The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for Friday September 18, 2020 at 10:00am. At this time, we don't know if we will be able to return to the Church Library for this meeting or if instead we will have another ZOOM meeting.

We will keep you posted.

At the meeting we will discuss "The Frozen Hours" by Jeff Shaara.

Irwin Berkowitz will lead the book discussion.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, BE SAFE AND HEALTHY

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 retreat 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.  

 

Written with the propulsive force Jeff 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.