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It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets — including the Chinese — Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home — the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley — and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam.

Review:

"Rings true and will surely stand the test of time....Max Hastings has no peer as a writer of battlefield history." Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower: The President and Nixon: The Education of a Politician

Review:

"Fair and immensely readable...a major contribution to more than just military history....Max Hastings is among the ablest of the younger generation of British military historians....He now illuminates the struggle that changed all perceptions of the post-1945 world." Alistair Horne, author of The Price of Glory

About the Author

Max Hastings is the author of Overlord and Bomber Command and the coauthor of Battle for the Falklands. Editor of The Daily Telegraph, he lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword

Prologue: Task Force Smith

1. Origins of a Tragedy

2. Invasion

3. The West's Riposite

Washington

Tokyo

Seoul

4. Walker's War

Retreat to the Naktong

Dressing Ranks

The Pusan Perimeter

5. Inchon

6. To the Brink: MacArthur Crosses the Parallel

7. The Coming of the Chinese

8. Chosin: The Road from the Reservoir

9. The Winter of Crisis

The Big Bugout

Washington and Tokyo

The Arrival of Ridgway

10. Nemesis: The Dismissal of MacArthur

11. The Struggle on the Imjin

12. The Stony Road

Toward Stalemate

Panmunjom

The Cause

13. The Intelligence War

14. The Battle in the Air

15. The War on the Hills

16. The Prisoners

17. The Pursuit of Peace

Koje-do

"I Shall Go to Korea"

The Last Act

18. Hindsight

Chronology

Notes and References

Select Bibliography and a Note on Sources

Appendix

Acknowledgments

Index

List of Maps

Korea

The Invasion of South Korea

From Inchon to Seoul

The Chinese Intervention

Retreat from the Chosin Reservoir

The Battle of the Imjin River

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671668341
Author:
Hastings, Max
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Hastings, Max, Sir
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
Korean war, 1950-1953
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-195
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
October 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 pps photos (76 b/w)
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 15.89 oz

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