The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea--and the Marines--from Extinction

The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea--and the Marines--from Extinction

by Bill Sloan

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Overview

The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War’s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went— however briefly—from the depths of despair to the exultation of total conquest. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of surviving U.S. veterans, it reveals how one ninety-day period changed the course of modern history and opens a unique and revealing window on an all-but-forgotten war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416571759
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 507,364
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bill Sloan is a respected military historian and author of more than a dozen books, including Brotherhood of Heroes: The Ultimate Battle. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

1 Suddenly, a Not-So-Sudden War 1

2 An Army in Disarray 18

3 A Proud Corps in Peril 43

4 Missions Impossible 64

5 Enter the ?Fire Brigade? 86

6 A Melee of Confusion and Chaos 104

7 Triumph, Tragedy Traps, and Tears 126

8 Nightmare on the Naktong 146

9 Commanders in Conflict 167

10 The Enemy Goes for Broke 184

11 A 5,000-to-One ?Sure Thing? 210

12 Turning the Tide at Inchon 228

13 The Bloody Road to Seoul 251

14 A ?Terrible Liberation? 276

15 Taking the Hard Way Home 302

Epilogue: The Rest of the Story 329

Sources and Notes 347

Bibliography 357

Acknowledgments 363

Index 367

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