The Korean War : The West Confronts Communism
Set in the midst of international power politics and fears of a general conflagration, the Korean War at its height involved rapid, large-scale troop movements over long distances as each side experienced both outstanding success and disaster. This book tells the full story of the first, and critical, test by the Communist bloc of Western military resolve. Instead of concentrating wholly on the dominant American involvement Michael Hickey also sets in context the contributions -- many of them quite out of proportion to the size of their contingents -- of the other nations that answered the U.N. call and sent troops in response to the North Koreans' surprise attack.Drawing on a number of previously unused sources from several countries, including recently declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries, and interviews, Michael Hickey adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times.
- Hardback | 397 pages
- 154.9 x 226.1 x 43.2mm | 861.84g
- 01 Jun 2000
- Penguin Group USA, Inc
- Overlook Press