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The Korean War

Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1988, ©1987.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Best general history of this conflict. Draws some chilling parallels with Vietnam. In both wars, the President sent troops without a declaration of war, supported unpopular regimes, U.S. strategy relied too much on aerial bombing, and the American public became disillusioned.--Cf. Choice, July/August 1988.
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Hastings, Max.
Korean War.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1988, ©1987
(OCoLC)646989741
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Hastings
ISBN: 067166834X 9780671668341
OCLC Number: 18603962
Description: 391 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Task Force Smith --
Origins of a tragedy --
Invasion --
The West's riposte --
Walker's war --
Inchon --
To the brink : MacArthur crosses the parallel --
The coming of the Chinese --
Chosin : the road from the reservoir --
The winter of crisis --
Nemesis : the dismissal of MacArthur --
The struggle on the Imjin --
The stony road --
The intelligence war --
The battle in the air --
The war on the hills --
The prisoners --
The pursuit of peace --
Hindsight --
Chronology.
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: Max Hastings.

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A vivid and meticulous assessment of one of the most misunderstood episodes in recent history, this is a look back to the first war we could not win--not just the big picture, but also a look inside  Read more...

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Richard M. Nixon Must reading for any American who wants to understand one of the watershed events of the post-World War II period. Stephen E. Ambrose author of Eisenhower: The President and Nixon: Read more...

 
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