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The Resource MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero, Stanley Weintraub

MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero, Stanley Weintraub

Label
MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero
Title
MacArthur's war
Title remainder
Korea and the undoing of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Douglas MacArthur towers over twentieth-century American history. His fame is based chiefly on his World War II service in the Philippines. Yet Korea, America's forgotten war, was far more "MacArthur's war", and it remains one of our most brutal and frightening. In just three years thirty-five thousand Americans lost their lives -- more than three times the rate of losses in Vietnam. Korea, like Vietnam, was a breeding ground for the crimes of war. To this day, six thousand Americans remain MIA. It was Korea where American troops faced a Communist foe for the first time, as both China and the Soviet Union contributed troops to the North Korean cause. The war that nearly triggered the use of nuclear weapons reveals MacArthur at his most flamboyant, flawed, yet still, at times, brilliant. Acclaimed historian Stanley Weintraub offers a thrilling blow-by-blow account of the key actions of the Korean War during the months of MacArthur's command. Our lack of preparedness for the invasion, our disastrous retreat to a corner of Korea, the daring landing at Inchon, the miscalculations in pursuing the enemy north, the headlong retreats from the Yalu River and Chosin Reservoir, and the clawing back to the 38th parallel, all can be blamed or credited to MacArthur. He was imperious, vain, blind to criticism, and so insubordinate that Truman was forced to fire him. Yet years later, the war would end where MacArthur had left it, at the border that still stands as one of history's last frontiers between communism and freedom. MacArthur's War draws on extensive archival research, memoirs, and the latest findings from archives in the formerly communist world, to weave a rich tale in the voices of its participants. From MacArthur and his upper cadre, to feisty combat correspondent Maggie Higgins and her fellow journalists, to the grunts who bore the brunt of MacArthur's decisions, for good and ill, this is a harrowing account of modern warfare at its bloodiest. MacArthur's War is the gripping story of the Korean War and its soldiers, and of the one soldier who dominated the rest. - Jacket flap
  • Offers a chronological account of the events that took place in the Korean War during the months Douglas MacArthur was in command
Action
committed to retain
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.904/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS919
LC item number
.W46 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero, Stanley Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The second coming -- Before the deluge -- Day one -- The telecon war -- Bataan II -- "Stand or die" -- Operation Chromite -- Inchon -- Crossing the parallel -- Mohammed and the mountain -- To the Yalu -- A turkey for Thanksgiving -- The nuclear option -- Korea for Christmas -- Ridgway's War -- Courting dismissal -- Going home
Control code
ocm41548333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780684834191
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99035870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41548333
Label
MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero, Stanley Weintraub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The second coming -- Before the deluge -- Day one -- The telecon war -- Bataan II -- "Stand or die" -- Operation Chromite -- Inchon -- Crossing the parallel -- Mohammed and the mountain -- To the Yalu -- A turkey for Thanksgiving -- The nuclear option -- Korea for Christmas -- Ridgway's War -- Courting dismissal -- Going home
Control code
ocm41548333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 385 pages
Isbn
9780684834191
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99035870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)41548333

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