Hope in Hungnam: A Novel of the Korean War

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David Watts takes readers back to 1950 and leads them on an inspiring journey through the darkest days of the Korean War-- days in which men bleed and die in order to save an entire generation of people from North Korea.  Hope in Hungnam takes place during the darkest days of the Korean War in 1950: from the brutal Battle of Chosin Reservoir to the stunning Christmas Eve evacuation of 100,000 civilians from Hungnam, North Korea. As the flames of war engulf the Korean Peninsula, US Marine Jack Stiles desperately searches for meaning in the frozen killing fields of North Korea. 
Bloodied by war and bigotry, Stiles' world is changed forever when he is critically wounded at Chosin Reservoir and left for dead. Nursed back to health by a mortal foe, he soon faces the realities of war, life, and love with new clarity. Hope in Hungnam tells the story of the woman who saved him, the Captain who saved them all, and the ship that did the impossible. In his riveting debut novel, David Watts weaves an epic tale of the men who fought, the men who died, and those who risked all in the most remarkable, yet almost unknown naval evacuation in all of human history. It is a story of war and hate, of love and forgiveness, but most importantly it is a gripping story of the enduring power of hope.

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"Hope in Hungnam is an outstanding epic of individual heroism and triumph of survival... a gripping historical account of hope and enduring faith." - Rear Admiral J. Robert Lunney, NYNM (Ret.) - Staff Officer, SS Meredith Victory

"I escaped North Korea with my father in 1950 onboard the Meredith Victory. David Watts has written an intricate account... Hope in Hungnam deals with love, hate, forgiveness, tolerance and sacrifice. The author writes as if he were actually there." - Dong Hyuck Won, Refugee on the SS Meredith Victory, December 1950

"Hope in Hungnam captures the heroism of our troops at Chosin Reservoir and their final dramatic escape from Hungnam..." - Merl Smith, Licensed Junior Engineer, SS Meredith Victory

"A touching debut novel... Both a novel of a cold, relentless place and an unlikely love story, it honors the dead and celebrates the lucky living. Earnest in its telling, this story of the Hungnam evacuation asks readers to measure both the terror and humanity of America's forgotten war." - Kirkus Reviews

"I was especially intrigued by Hope in Hungnam's beautifully crafted portraits of the stunning rescue of 14,000 refugees aboard the cargo ship Meredith Victory... an excellent work of historical fiction...  very much worth your time to read this compelling story of the Korean War." - Choe Chong-dae, Opinion Article, Korean Times

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