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The forgotten war : America in Korea, 1950-1953 / Clay Blair.

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  • ISBN: 0812916700
  • ISBN: 9780812916706
  • Physical Description: xv, 1136 pages, [48] unnumbered pages of plates (hardcover) : black & white maps, photographs ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc., [1987]

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General Note:
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical notes (pages 985-1083) and indexes (pages 1085-1136).
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Eve of war: Washington, 1949-1950 ; Tokyo and Seoul, 1949-1950 -- pt. 2. Drawing a line: Momentous decisions ; Fantastical deployments -- pt. 3. Retreat to the Pusan perimeter: Taejon lost ; "Stand or die" -- pt. 4. Defending the perimeter: Pusan saved ; Taegu saved ; Magnificent victory -- pt. 5. The liberation of South Korea: Seoul recaptured ; Pursuit and exploitation -- pt. 6. The invasion of North Korea: Crossing the 38th Parallel ; On to the Yalu -- pt. 7. Drastic miscalculations: The Chinese strike ; "Land happy" -- pt. 8. Disaster and retreat: The second Chinese offensive ; Shocking losses ; A ray of sunshine -- pt. 9. Ridgway to Korea: A "defeated" army? ; The third Chinese offensive -- pt. 10. Counterattacks: "Eighth Army in good shape" ; The fourth Chinese offensive -- pt. 11. Return to the 38th Parallel: Killer and ripper ; Courageous, Tomahawk, and Rugged -- pt. 12. Van Fleet to Korea: MacArthur sacked ; The fifth Chinese offensive -- pt. 13. Red China checked: The sixth Chinese offensive ; Stalemate ; The talking war.
Summary, etc.:
Heralded as an imposing and important work when first published in 1987, this history of the Korean War offers a complete and detailed portrayal of the conflict. Clay Blair, a highly respected military writer, is credited with taking a close and blistering look at high-level defense policy and ground-level leadership of the U.S. Army. He supports his analysis with official records and interviews with participants as well as his own deep knowledge of Washington personalities and politics. Blair's book captures the intensity of the conflict through the eyes of senior officers, explaining defeats and victories from the perspective of the U.S. battalion, regiment, and division commanders responsible for the progress of the war. As a collective portrait of the American officer corps at war, the book is uniquely valuable. Highly critical of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's leadership during the period, Blair also takes President Truman to task for his misjudgments and occasionally faults the conduct of corps and division commanders while offering unstinting praise for Gen. Matthew Ridgway's turn around of a demoralized field army. This day-by-day, unit-by-unit account of what went on provides details unmatched in other books on the subject.
Subject: Korean War, 1950-1953 > Campaigns.
Korean War, 1950-1953 > United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953 > Literature and the war.
Korean War, 1950-1953 > Aerial operations.
Korean War, 1950-1953 > Naval operations.
Korean War, 1950-1953 > Participation, American.
HISTORY / Military / Korean War.
HISTORY / United States / General.

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