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Retired Army Colonel's account of the battles in korea on and off the field. The text is strong in places and weak in others. If you have read other Korean War books and are familiar with the history and the issues, just read the final chapter of this one.
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The review of this Book prepared by Gary J. Jakacky



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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1950's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army    -   Navy    -   Air Force    -   Marines    -   Reference book of military leaders Special anthology?    -   anthology of great battles    -   anthology of great military leaders Nationality?    -   Korean Specific war?    -   Korean War

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Korea If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately conservative

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   challenged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military    -   diplomats Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   One or two Maps necessary?    -   Not enough maps Length of book    -   150-200 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   3 ()

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