Leadership in the Crucible

Leadership in the Crucible : The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni

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At the pivotal battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni In February 1951, U.N. forces met and contained largescale attacks by Chinese forces. Col. Paul Freeman and the larger-than-life Col. Ralph Monclar led the American 23rd Infantry Regiment and the French Batailion de Coree, respectively. In this careful consideration of combat leadership at all levels. Kenneth E. Hamburger details the actions of these units, offering stories of men sustaining themselves and one another to the limits of human endurance. He analyzes the roles that training, cohesion, morals, logistics, and leadership play in success or failure on the front lines, providing a well-organized discussion that is sure to become a classic in the field of leadership studies.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 167.64 x 243.84 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 22 b&w photographs, 4 maps, bibliography, index
  • 1585442321
  • 9781585442324
  • 1,601,755

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"...[makes] the reader feel a tingle of exhilaration and a shudder of the despair of the human elements of combat..." - James I. Matray, New Mexico State Universityshow more

About Kenneth E. Hamburger

Kenneth Hamburger is a retired U.S. Army Commander. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, continues to teach courses on the Korean War at the American Military University, and leads staff tours of European battlefields for active duty U.S. Army soldiers.show more

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