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The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"The Korean War provides a comprehensive picture of the war . . . and riveting tales of heroics." (The Washington Post Book World)

"Hickey has written a quite brisk, succinct, and useful general history of the war." (The Chicago Sun-Times)

Set in the early days of the Cold War, amid fears of an enlarging conflagration, the Korean War at its height involved rapid, large-scale movements over long distances as each side experienced both outstanding success and disaster. Korean War veteran and military historian Michael Hickey tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve.

In addition to covering the dominant American involvement, Michael Hickey also sets in context the significant contributions of the other nations that answered the U.N. call. Alongside American soldiers, troops from Britain, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Turkey and elsewhere joined the effort. The Korean War recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur's landing behind enemy lines at Inchon, the drama of the "glorious Glosters" episode, and both collaboration and mutiny in the prisoner-of-war camps on both sides.

Drawing on a wide range of previously unused sources from several countries, including recently declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries, and interviews, Michael Hickey adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times.

Synopsis:

This authoritative study, told from the perspective of a Korean War veteran, tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve. The author covers the involvement of America and other countries, and recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur's landing behind enemy lines at Inchon. Photos.

Synopsis:

Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict, Korean War veteran and military historian Michael Hickey tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve.

Synopsis:

Set in the midst of international power politics alongside fears of a worldwide conflagration, the Korean War at its height involved rapid, large-scale troop movements over long distances as each side experienced both outstanding success and disaster. In addition to covering the dominant American involvement, Michael Hickey also sets in context the contributions many of them quite out of proportion to the size of their contingents of the other nations that answered the U.N. call and sent troops in response to the North Koreans surprise attack. Along with American troops, troops from Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, and elsewhere joined the effort, working together despite problems of culture and logistics. The Korean War recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur's landing behind the enemy lines at Inchon, the drama of the glorious Glosters episode, and both collaboration and mutiny in the prisoner-of-war camps of either side. Drawing on many previously unused sources from several countries, including recently declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries, and interviews, Michael Hickey adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585671793
Subtitle:
The West Confronts Communism
Author:
Hickey, Michael
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Subject:
Armed Forces
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
Korean war, 1950-1953
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United Nations - Armed Forces - Korea
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20010904
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
397
Dimensions:
203.2 x 127 mm

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Product details 397 pages Overlook Press - English 9781585671793 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This authoritative study, told from the perspective of a Korean War veteran, tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve. The author covers the involvement of America and other countries, and recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur's landing behind enemy lines at Inchon. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict, Korean War veteran and military historian Michael Hickey tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the midst of international power politics alongside fears of a worldwide conflagration, the Korean War at its height involved rapid, large-scale troop movements over long distances as each side experienced both outstanding success and disaster. In addition to covering the dominant American involvement, Michael Hickey also sets in context the contributions many of them quite out of proportion to the size of their contingents of the other nations that answered the U.N. call and sent troops in response to the North Koreans surprise attack. Along with American troops, troops from Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, and elsewhere joined the effort, working together despite problems of culture and logistics. The Korean War recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur's landing behind the enemy lines at Inchon, the drama of the glorious Glosters episode, and both collaboration and mutiny in the prisoner-of-war camps of either side. Drawing on many previously unused sources from several countries, including recently declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries, and interviews, Michael Hickey adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times.
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