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The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea---and the Marines---from Extinction | [Bill Sloan]

The Darkest Summer: Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea---and the Marines---from Extinction

The outcome of the Korean War was decided in the first three months. The Darkest Summer is the hour-by-hour, casualty-by-casualty story of those months---a period that saw American and UN forces almost driven into the sea by the North Korean invaders, then stage an incredible turn-around that reversed the entire course of the war.
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The outcome of the Korean War was decided in the first three months. The Darkest Summer is the hour-by-hour, casualty-by-casualty story of those months---a period that saw American and UN forces almost driven into the sea by the North Korean invaders, then stage an incredible turn-around that reversed the entire course of the war. Drawing on exclusive author interviews, unpublished memoirs, and oral histories, the book recounts the most dramatic and historically important portion of the war from the perspective of the soldiers and Marines on the ground. Bill Sloan takes the listener into muddy foxholes, across endless rice paddies, and up hotly contested ridges with the men who fought and fell there.

©2009 Bill Sloan; (P)2009 Tantor

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"Sloan has crafted another superb narrative. Strongly recommended." (Library Journal, Starred Review)

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    "Great intro to Korea"

    This book did exactly what I wanted. It threw me into the day-to-day events of the Korean war and gave me a broad overview. I thought the narration was perfect. I was not bored for a second, and saw this as a good starting point. I would like to read/listen to more in-depth about the how and the why of the conflict.

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    Charles Fred Smith Plano, Texas 08-18-11
    Charles Fred Smith Plano, Texas 08-18-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Better Told Elsewhere"

    This book tells of the travails of the UN forces in Korea in 1950. There is little here that is not in the Fehrenbach classic "This Kind of War" which deals with the war in its entirety. This book lacks focus if you are familiar with the basic plot, counterplot and subplot (MacArthur). It spends far more time with the Marines than with the details of what happened to Army 1st Cav, 2d, 24th and 25th Div and practically nothing on the ROK. Ex-Marines will like this book a lot.

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