Rangers in Korea

Rangers in Korea

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by Robert W. Black
     
 

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A generation before Vietnam, the war for Korea raged. It was as rough and dirty a war as has ever been fought—a war small in history, but very large to the men who waged it. . . .

In the Korean War, one group above all others distinguished itself, a small elite band who volunteered for action behind enemy lines. They were the men of the U. S. Army’

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A generation before Vietnam, the war for Korea raged. It was as rough and dirty a war as has ever been fought—a war small in history, but very large to the men who waged it. . . .

In the Korean War, one group above all others distinguished itself, a small elite band who volunteered for action behind enemy lines. They were the men of the U. S. Army’s legendary Rangers. They succeeded in making the first combat jump in Ranger history, destroying enemy headquarters, and inflicting the first defeat on Communist Chinese forces while suffering a disproportionate number of casualties.

This is their story, told here for the first time—based on military records, interviews with survivors, and the author’s personal experiences as an American Ranger in the Korean War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804102131
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Black is a retired U. S. Army colonel who served in Vietnam and with the 8th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War. He is a member and past president of the Airborne Ranger Association of the Korean War and is currently working on his memoir as a Ranger in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Rangers in Korea 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black's writing in this book is good, though it will require a love for the Rangers to stay with it. THE TYPESETTING IS HORRENDOUS and the publisher owes Black a massive apology. If there can be malpractice in publishing, I'm sure this is an example of it. I'm only seven chapters into the book and already there are numerous pages where a sentence from the bottom of one page is NOT completed on the next, or the whole sentence is repeated. Others simply seem to appear out of nowhere. It pretty much takes the joy out of reading the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago