East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950

East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950

by Roy E. Appleman


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East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950 by Roy E. Appleman

In November, 1950, with the highly successful Inchon Landing behind him, Gen. Douglas MacArthur planned the last major offensive of what was to be a brief "conflict": the drive that would push the North Koreans across the Yalu River into Manchuria. In northern Korea, US forces assembled at Chosin Reservoir to cut behind the North Korean forces blocking the planned march to Manchuria. Roy E. Appleman, noted historian of the Korean conflict, describes the tragic fate of the troops of the 31st Regimental Combat Team which fought this engagement and presents a thorough analysis of the physical conditions, attitudes, and command decisions that doomed them.

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ISBN-13: 9780890964651
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The late Roy E. Appleman wrote five books on the “war of maneuver” in Korea, among them Ridgway Duels for Korea, which won the Truman Library Book Award. During the Korean War, he served as an army historian, interviewing troops shortly after combat. He left his papers, including all interviews related to the Chosin campaign research, to the Army History Center at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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"A highly suspenseful account of a military catastrophe and...an inverted object lesson in field command under the worst possible conditions." —-Publishers Weekly

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