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The darkest summer : Pusan and Inchon 1950 : the battles that saved South Korea--and the Marines--from extinction

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Sloan recounts the dramatic first three months of the Korean War, when South Korea was saved from Communism's conquest.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Sloan
ISBN: 9781416571742 1416571744
OCLC Number: 310397798
Description: ix, 385 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Suddenly, a not-so-sudden war --
An army in disarray --
A proud corps in peril --
Missions impossible --
Enter the "fire brigade" --
A melee of confusion and chaos --
Triumph, tragedy, traps, and tears --
Nightmare on the Naktong --
Commanders in conflict --
The enemy goes for broke --
A 5,000-to-one "sure thing" --
Turning the tide at Inchon --
The bloody road to Seoul --
A "terrible liberation" --
Taking the hard way home --
The rest of the story.
Responsibility: Bill Sloan.

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Told in Band of Brothers style, the dramatic first three months of the Korean War, when South Korea was saved from Communist conquest.  Read more...

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""The Darkest Summer" is a truly heroic book. In heart-pounding detail, Bill Sloan recounts the most momentous season in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps -- the fateful summer of 1950. Riveting Read more...

 
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