This is the 50th anniversary edition of T.R. Fehrenbach’s definitive look at the Korean War.
Fehrenbach was an officer and a commander during the Korean War. He brings his military expertise to this exhaustive American history book, carefully and insightfully defining the parameters of the conflict. He takes an uncompromising stance on reporting the consequences of war on the civilian population and the soldiers doing the fighting on both sides.
Originally titled THIS KIND OF WAR: A STUDY IN UNPREPAREDNESS, this American history book is unapologetic in its indictment of the budgetary cuts to the military prior to the Korean War. Fehrenbach draws distinct connections between the lack of budget and the ill-trained U.S. soldiers’ horrendous losses at the start of the conflict.
Fehrenbach takes a sweeping approach to the military’s hard-won successes in Korea, while also providing in depth and detailed analysis of individual battles and the soldiers that fought them. No collection of 20th-Century military literature would be complete without this American history book.
Add it to your collection and find out why it is still considered essential reading for U.S. officers across the four military branches.
- 50th anniversary edition, with more comprehensive maps
- Published in 2001 (Originally published in 1963)
- 540 pages
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