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The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: the Battles That Saved South Korea---and the Marines---from Extinction

Bill Sloan

Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2009
ISBN 10: 1400143284 / ISBN 13: 9781400143283
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Titre : The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: ...

Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Library ed.

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Language: English . Brand New. The outcome of the Korean War was decided in the first three months. The Darkest Summer is the hour-by-hour, casualty-by-casualty story of those months-a period that saw American and UN forces almost driven into the sea by the North Korean invaders, then stage an incredible turn-around that reversed the entire course of the war. Drawing on exclusive author interviews, unpublished memoirs, and oral histories, the book recounts the most dramatic and historically important portion of the war from the perspective of the soldiers and Marines on the ground. Bill Sloan takes the listener into muddy foxholes, across endless rice paddies, and up hotly contested ridges with the men who fought and fell there. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400143283

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Synopsis : Told in Band of Brothers style, the dramatic first three months of the Korean War, when South Korea was saved from Communist conquest.

Critique: ""The Darkest Summer" is not only exciting reading -- a cautionary tale about Korea in 1950 -- but it should also make every sensible reader ask why it's a good idea to fight in faraway foreign countries like Korea, or Afghanistan today, without a plan for victory or an exit strategy." -- Michael Korda, author of "Ike"

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