The Korean War

By Max Hastings
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17.59 Hours 01/01/2000 unabridged
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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. In this extensive history, preeminent military historian Max Hastings 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 two hundred 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.

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Summary

Summary

It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. In this extensive history, preeminent military historian Max Hastings 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 two hundred 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Must reading for any American who wants to understand one of the watershed events of the post-World War II period.”  Richard M. Nixon
“Rings true and will surely stand the test of time…Max Hastings has no peer as a writer of battlefield history.” Stephen E. Ambrose
“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
“Admirable…penetrating.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings is the author of more than twenty books. He has served as a foreign correspondent and as the editor of Britain’s Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph. He has received numerous British Press awards, including Journalist of the Year in 1982 and Editor of the Year in 1988.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English