Titre : This Kind of War : a Study in Unpreparedness...
Éditeur : Macmillan Company, New York
Date d'édition : 1963
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Xii, 689 pages, well illustrated, many maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "When the guns fell into uneasy silence along the 38th parallel at the end of the war in Korea did not write the end of an era but merely marked a fork on the road the world is still traveling. Mr. Fehrenbach approaches his dramatic, authoritative, and hard-hitting account of that near disastrous war from the angle of those who fought it. While he has drawn from such sources as official records, operations journals, histories, and newspapers, his book is based largely on the personal narratives of men who served in Korea - not the high commanders, but the men who served under them, the platoon leaders in charge of small units slugging across the bloody face of Korea from June 1950 to July 1953. One of the distinguishing aspects of the book, and one that make for immense readability as well as comprehension, is the author's ability to move in these pages very close to each company action, and then stand back and consider the overall scene and the strategic principles involved. From the first North Korean attack through the interminable negotiations at Panmunjom, each phase of the grueling war is covered: MacArthur's masterstroke - the Inch'on invasion - the wild chase northward of the remnants of the North Korean Army, the series of hallucinations and misjudgments culminating in the shattering of the United Nations Army by the Chinese in November 1950, MacArthur's replacement by Ridgeway, the re-recrossing of the 38th parallel, the stalemate, the endless truce talks. " B11-2 ; 689 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 24939
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