The History of the Korean War, 1950-1953
By (author) Robert Leckie
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Conflict by Robert Leckie
Book DescriptionIn June 1950 Communist forces poured across the 38th Parallel (the arbitrary, militarily indefensible line of latitude separating the Communist North from the independent Republic of Korea) to unite the country by force. Three bloody, bitter years of fighting ensued during which the seesawing fortunes of this frustrating war thwarted North Korea's ambitions while treating the ill-equipped, overconfident UN peacekeeping forces, mostly Americans, no less harshly. Conflict examines the war in all its military, political, and human dimensions: the battles at Pusan Perimeter, at Inchon, at Chosin Reservoir, at Heartbreak Ridge; significant figures like Syngman Rhee, Kim Il Sung, Ridgway, MacArthur, and Truman; controversies like MacArthur's dismissal, the difficulties of P.O.W. exchanges, and charges of brainwashing and germ warfare; as well as penetrating analyses of the performance of the American soldier, and the war's effect on the U.S. military and our national psyche. As such, Conflict stands as an unsurpassed, vivid contribution to history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807169
(216mm x 136mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Leckie
Helmet for My Pillow, Paperback (February 2011)
Presents author's journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. This title provides details of the horrors and sacrifice of war, painting a portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defence of their country.
Challenge for the Pacific, Paperback (February 2011)
From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow, whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal.
Strong Men Armed, Paperback (January 2010)
In time for the HBO miniseries The Pacific, a classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive from Guadalcanal to Okinawa during World War II
Few Acres of Snow, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Robert Leckie
"Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson's terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle... are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative.
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Author Biography - Robert Leckie
Robert Leckie's many books include Conflict: The History of the Korean War, 1950--1953,Okinawa, George Washington's War, From Sea to Shining Sea, None Died in Vain and Delivered from Evil. He lives in Andover, New Jersey.
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