RECKLESS: PRIDE OF THE MARINES by Andrew Geer

RECKLESS: PRIDE OF THE MARINES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kim Huk Moon was the Korean boy who fell in love with a red horse named Flame and later another red horse was to claim his heart. Flame was conscripted by the Japanese when they warred with America, and soon after peace came, fighting broke out again, this time with Kim's own people. The Marines landed and needed a pack horse. Kim's mother meantime needed an artificial limb. And that was how Reckless came to serve under the red, white and blue flag. Reckless, with a courageous heart, plunged up and down the Korean hills laden with ammunitions and supplies, fearlessly stood under enemy fire, and occasionally ate blue chips in a poker game. The Marines' great love for the sorrel mare, and how they fed and nursed her, ransomed her for $28,000 in a mock-kidnapping, and finally bore Reckless triumphantly home to the States- these are the great moments of the story. A stalwart, sentimental appeal- for the unreconstructed horse lover old and young.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1955
Publisher: Dutton