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The author does a good job of mixing in more personal and focused accounts with the bigger picture.
If you are interested in the Korean war, military history and military doctrine this is a must read book.
As in many kindle editions, this version does not contain the photos, maps or graphic illustrations.
As noted in one of the other reviews, the original subtitle of this book was "A Study In Unpreparedness. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ken Dawe
From beginning to end, this is a fast-paced, hard-hitting book. I would recommend this book to any history buff. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Richard Lucas
60 years haven't dimmed the luster of this book, which I consider one of the definitive books of the Korean War. A true classic that belongs on every historians bookshelf.Published 7 days ago by Donald J. Cheek
Fantastic book. It opened my eyes to the "forgotten war." Individual units and individuals themselves are identified by name. A ton of heroes. Some, not so much. Read morePublished 12 days ago by robert J patterson
The Korean War was for me, as I grew up, just a minor event, a "police action", and only by viewing this DVD do I understand now the significance and sacrifice of our... Read morePublished 16 days ago by George Von Bartheld
Great overview on the Korea War...I would highly recommend it to anybody who wants to know how and why the US got into this conflict.Published 16 days ago by W. Phillips
As a retired military officer who served three tours of duty in Korea following the armistice, I found this book to be an excellent history of the Korean War, covering its causes... Read morePublished 19 days ago by J. Reber
This book was first published in 1963, before America's involvement in Vietnam blew up. I found it to be one of the best narratives of the Korean War that I have read. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Robert E. Jastrow