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Korean War By Sir Max Hastings

Korean War
by Sir Max Hastings

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From one of Britain's most respected and popular historians comes 'the best narrative history of the Korean conflict' (Guardian)
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Korean War by Sir Max Hastings

`A brilliant and compelling book which must rank, even by the standards Max Hastings has set, as a masterpiece' Professor Michael Howard, London Review of Books

On 25 June 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts of our battle-scarred century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of teh UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam. Max Hastings, the acclaimed author of Overlord and Bomber Command, has drawn on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions of the conflict into sharp focus.

`Excellent, readable history by a master of the genre' Daily Mail

`The description of the stand of the Gloucesters on the Imjin is exemplary. Hastings has spared no pains to dig deep in search of the real truth, and to seek out and interview those who took part in the events he chronicles with such finely balanced judgement' Field Marshall Lord Carver, Times Literary Supplement

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

Table of Contents


    • Section - i: List of Illustrations
    • Section - ii: Foreward
    • Section - iii: Prologue: Task Force Smith
  • Chapter - 1: Origins of a Tragedy
  • Chapter - 2: Invasion
  • Chapter - 3: The West's Riposte
  • Chapter - 4: Walker's War
  • Chapter - 5: Inchon
  • Chapter - 6: To the Brink: MacArthur Crosses the Parallel
  • Chapter - 7: The Coming of the Chinese
  • Chapter - 8: Chosin: The Road from the Resevoir
  • Chapter - 9: The Winter of Crisis
  • Chapter - 10: Nemesis: The Dismissal of MacArthur
  • Chapter - 11: The Struggle on the Imjin
  • Chapter - 12: The Stony Road
  • Chapter - 13: The Intelligence War
  • Chapter - 14: The Battle in the Air
  • Chapter - 15: The Prisoners
  • Chapter - 16: Attrition: The War on the Hills
  • Chapter - 17: The Pursuit of Peace
  • Chapter - 18: Hindsight
    • Section - iv: Appendix A: Chronology
    • Section - v: Appendix B: Offers of Military Assistance for Korea by UN Members
    • Section - vi: Appendix C: United Kingdom Forces in the Korean Theatre of War
    • Section - vii: Bibliography and a note on sources
    • Section - viii: Notes and references
    • Acknowledgements - ix: Acknowledgements
    • Index - x: Index

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GOR001629430
Korean War by Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2000-01-07
512
0330392883
9780330392884
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