Best-selling author in El Paso to showcase 'On Desperate Ground'

On Desperate Ground written by Hampton Sides

It was one of the most heroic and harrowing battles of the Korean War.

U.S. Marines fighting against overwhelming odds in extreme conditions.

Best-selling author Hampton Sides wrote a new book about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

Sides will be in El Paso to talk about it this weekend.

His book is called “On Desperate Ground.”

It chronicles the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible.

The New York Times bestselling author will be speaking at a local bookstore about the research and interviews that went into writing the new book:

"It was really the test of human endurance because the US Marines were fighting not only the Chinese and Koreans but also they were fighting the elements because the temperatures during that battle were like 20 degrees below zero and so machinery wouldn't work and weapons wouldn't work and it literally ended up in a lot of hand-to-hand combat as well," Sides.

The book signing and presentation is happening Saturday at 3 p.m. at Literarity Book Shop.

The shop is located at 5411 N. Mesa. Street at the corner of North Mesa Street and Festival Drive.

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