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The Korean War

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
Print Book, English, 1988, ©1987
1st Touchstone ed View all formats and editions
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1988, ©1987
391 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780671668341, 067166834X
Prologue : Task Force Smith
Origins of a tragedy
The West's riposte
Walker's war
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