The Korean War : the West confronts communism
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- ISBN: 1585670359
xii, 397 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2000.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 June 2000
The Korean War is no longer the "forgotten war." Spurred on by newly available source material from both U.S. and Soviet archives, historians have been reassessing both the causes and conduct of the war. Hickey is a British veteran of the Korean War and a military historian, and here he has written a gripping and provocative account that provides an international perspective on the war. Although Hickey displays great insight into and compassion for the ordeals of ordinary soldiers, he is savagely (and often unfairly) critical of the actions of civilian leaders and some of the brass, particularly Douglas MacArthur. He effectively utilizes his sources to dispel several myths, especially regarding the supposedly "overwhelming" scale of the Chinese intervention. Although Hickey's assertions about political maneuvering at the highest levels are bound to invoke controversy, he is at his best in recounting the daily brutality of the battlefield. This is an important and essential contribution to the ongoing reexamination of this tragic and still unresolved conflict. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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|Subject:||Korean War, 1950-1953
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