The Korean War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Max Hastings
Narrator: Frederick Davidson
Genres: History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Max Hastings, preeminent military historian, takes us back to the bloody, bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950.

Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets-including the Chinese-Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home-the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley-and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam.

Author Details

Author Details

Hastings, Max

Max Hastings is the author of "Overlord" and "Bomber Command" and the coauthor of "Battle for the Falklands." Editor of "The Daily Telegraph, " he lives in London, England.