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Charles W. Arnold

Descanso, CA United States
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  • This Kind of War

  • The Classic Korean War History
  • By: T. R. Fehrenbach
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

This Kind of War is a monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "On their society must fall the blame"

  • By Aser Tolentino on 10-07-12

Best Book Ever on the Korean War

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I have read many books on the Korean War. This is the best book that I have ever read on the subject. It is well worth the time. The author’s point of view is almost unique. His method of covering the war is excellent. If you care anything about war in general and the Korean War in particular you must read this book.

Hap Arnold, LTC CA ANG USAF Retired
Phantom Pilot

  • Double Ace

  • The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales
  • By: Robert Coram
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. First capturing national attention during World War II, Scott, a West Point graduate, flew missions in China alongside the legendary "Flying Tigers", where his reckless courage and victories against the enemy made headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tiger Fan

  • By Robert M. on 12-23-17

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Like most pilots alive today, I grew up I having read God is my copilot. This book started off and I was concerned that it might be a hit piece on Robert Scott. It turns out that it is a very evenhanded an absolutely wonderful book. It will give you an insight into Scott’s life and who he really was. I’m absolutely certain you’ll enjoy this book. Hap Arnold, LTC CA ANG USAF Retired -Phantom Pilot

  • Douglas MacArthur

  • American Warrior
  • By: Arthur Herman
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 39 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But he was also one of America's most divisive figures, a man whose entire career was steeped in controversy. Was he an avatar or an anachronism, a brilliant strategist or a vainglorious mountebank?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening....

  • By JK27 on 07-26-16

Outstanding Work, Superb Reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-17

I've long been interested in Douglas MacArthur. He and my grandfather were friends and served together in World War I. This is by far the best researched and thorough book on him I have ever read, the author presents him as he was, balanced and correct. There is a lot more than that however. The world would look vastly different today if MacArthur had been in Marshall's place and if FDR and Truman would have followed his advice.