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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Hastings Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. In this extensive history, preeminent military historian Max Hastings takes us back to the bloody, bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950.

Using personal accounts from interviews with more than two hundred vets—including the Chinese—Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home—the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley—and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Must reading for any American who wants to understand one of the watershed events of the post-World War II period.” 

    Richard M. Nixon

  • “Rings true and will surely stand the test of time…Max Hastings has no peer as a writer of battlefield history.”

    Stephen E. Ambrose

  • “Fair and immensely readable…a major contribution to more than just military history…Max Hastings is among the ablest of the younger generation of British military historians…He now illuminates the struggle that changed all perceptions of the post-1945 world.”

    Alistair Horne, author of The Price of Glory

  • “Admirable…penetrating.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 12/19/2013

    " Classic study of the Korean War, takes you from the high level strategy to the unit level tactical actions. One of the best overviews of the entire conflict. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by James Loftus | 11/28/2013

    " Stared out okay but became tedious in style and repititive, not enough plausable well told witness acounts. Adjectives were poor and rolled out in a cycle of mediocrity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth/Chuck | 3/31/2013

    " Max Hastings is one of the best wartime writers. Explained a lot of things that happened that I had never read about before. Time well spent learning more about America's "Forgotten War". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Renee | 10/9/2012

    " Read on the plane over to Korea en route my new position as the Navy Chief for USFK J2. It was a good introduction to the Korean War. "

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