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Hold Back the Night

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Title:Hold Back the Night
Frank, Harry Hart  Writing under the pseudonym: Frank, Pat   
(4 of 5 for author by title)
Mr. Adam
Forbidden Area
Published:   1951
Tags:fiction, military, war, Korean, film/TV adaptation

This is the story of the men of Dog Company, a tough, battered unit of U.S. Marines whose pride and courage alone made possible the long, bitter retreat from Changjin Reservoir to Hungnam on the Korean coast. It is an unforgettable epic of bravery. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Frank, Harry Hart

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Pat Frank, né Harry Hart Frank, (May 5, 1908—October 12, 1964) was an American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant. He is best-known for his 1959 post-apocalyptic novel Alas Babylon. He began writing as a journalist and worked for the Office of War Information as a correspondent in Italy, Austria, Germany and Turkey in WWII.

Most of his fiction writing dealt with post-apocalyptic, nuclear aftermath, and war themes: Mr. Adam, Forbidden Area, and Hold Back the Night in addition to Alas Babylon. In non-fiction, Frank wrote How to Survive the H Bomb and Why, Rendezvous at Midway; U.S.S. Yorktown and the Japanese Fleet, and an autobiographical The Long Way Around which influenced his Korean War book Hold Back the Night.

His fiction provided the basis for 2 feature films, "Hold Back the Night", and "Man's Favorite Sport?" (based on Frank's short story "The Girl Who Almost Got Away"); and 2 episodes on Playhouse 90 featuring Alas, Babylon and Forbidden Area with Charlton Heston.


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