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In December 1950 General Matthew B. Ridgway replaced General Walton Walker as commander of the Eighth Army, and in April 1951 he succeeded Douglas MacArthur as supreme commander of the United Nations forces in Korea and supreme commander of the United States Far East Command. In this spirited book, General Ridgway describes how he took a dispirited army and rebuilt it in a few short months, leading it into battle against the Chinese and North Korean forces, forcing them back over the 38th parallel and ”victory.” It is a book that takes a close look at MacArthur, his failings and brilliance, and a hard look at the idea of limited war. Infused with a humane leaders appreciation for the ordinary fighting soldier, Ridgways history also teaches important lessons about Vietnam and any future conflict. Above all, he emphasizes: We should not involve ourselves in escalating warfare without a specific and attainable goal.

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"In December 1950 General Matthew B. Ridgway replaced General Walton Walker as commander of the Eighth Army, and in April 1951 he succeeded Douglas MacArthur as supreme commander of the United Nations"

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Matthew B. Ridgway, General, U.S. Army, is retired. In December, 1950, Ridgway replaced General Walton Walker as commander of the Eighth Army, and in April, 1951, he succeeded Douglas MacArthur as supreme commander of the United Nations forces in Korea and supreme commander of the United States Far East Command.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306802676
Author:
Ridgway, Matthew B.
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
Korean war, 1950-1953
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-195
Subject:
Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19860331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
362
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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