Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War: June 1950-July 1951 [NOOK Book]

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At 4:00 a.m. on June 25, 1950, North Korean artillery began pounding South Korean positions: the Korean War began. American officials had seriously underestimated the North Korean forces that quickly invaded South Korea nearly overrunning the country. US intelligence had failed to predict the attack. In Japan General Douglas MacArthur was sending in gloomy reports after President Truman had decided the United States had to stand up to Communist aggression in East Asia. A duel began between the president and the ...

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Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War: June 1950-July 1951

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Overview

At 4:00 a.m. on June 25, 1950, North Korean artillery began pounding South Korean positions: the Korean War began. American officials had seriously underestimated the North Korean forces that quickly invaded South Korea nearly overrunning the country. US intelligence had failed to predict the attack. In Japan General Douglas MacArthur was sending in gloomy reports after President Truman had decided the United States had to stand up to Communist aggression in East Asia. A duel began between the president and the general throughout the first full year of the war, ending with the sacking of the man many Americans considered a national hero.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936274055
  • Publisher: Enigma Books
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 842,758
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet the Author


Dennis D. Wainstock is Associate Professor of History at Salem Teikyo University in Salem, West Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: Background to the Korean War xiii

Chapter 1 Invasion and Response 3

Chapter 2 The North Korean Steamroller 21

Chapter 3 MacArthur's Counterattack 36

Chapter 4 Reunification and Red China 52

Chapter 5 Chinese Communist First-Phase Offensive 66

Chapter 6 Chinese Communist Second-Phase Offensive 82

Chapter 7 December's Closing Acts 94

Chapter 8 Defining a Political and Military Policy 107

Chapter 9 MacArthur's Dismissal 117

Chapter 10 Reaction and Return 126

Chapter 11 Recapitulation and Reflection 134

Selected Bibliography 140

Notes 150

Index 173

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