This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History

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The 50th anniversary of the Korean War, which began in June 1950, makes this an appropriate time to revisit this monumental study. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. To commemorate the anniversary, this special edition has been updated with battlefield maps, vivid photographs, and a foreword by Gen. Gordon Sullivan, USA (Ret.), former U.S. army chief of staff. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody ...
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Overview

The 50th anniversary of the Korean War, which began in June 1950, makes this an appropriate time to revisit this monumental study. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. To commemorate the anniversary, this special edition has been updated with battlefield maps, vivid photographs, and a foreword by Gen. Gordon Sullivan, USA (Ret.), former U.S. army chief of staff. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work on the Korean War, it provides a clear panoramic view, sharp insight into the successes and failures of U.S. forces, and a riveting account of fierce clashes between United Nations troops and the North Korean and Chinese communist invaders.
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Drawing from official records, operations journals, and histories, this is an authoritative and hard-hitting account of the Korean War. Fehrenbach, himself a former commander in Korea, includes an overview of events along with personal stories from soldiers. A timeline and a descriptive index of the weapons used is also included.
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Originally published by MacMillan in 1963 as This Kind of War: A Study in Unpreparedness. Fehrenbach (a former commander of US Army units in Korea) presents a broad view of events in the Korean and international arenas along with the personal narratives of individual soldiers. Includes a chronology and a descriptive glossary of the principle weapons used. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A comprehensive and impressively written history of the Korean War." —-The Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400118632
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Colonel T. R. Fehrenbach (Ret.) is the author of Comanches: The Destruction of a People; Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans; and Seven Keys to Texas.

Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, and he won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.

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