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Riassunto: They entered West Point shortly before the end of World War II. Four years later the class of USMA 49 graduated amid peacetime military cutbacks and national complacency. A year later these young officers were plunged into a cruel and unexpected war and were forced to compensate, by valor and leadership, for the nation’s unpreparedness. Some called it a U.N. Police Action, but to the 2nd lieutenants fighting as platoon leaders, forward observers, and jet pilots, it was war to the fullest.
Men of 49 served along the Naktong Perimeter, landed at Inchon, flew combat missions against Chinese MiG’s, and fought the war of maneuver, and of stalemate, from Pusan to the Yalu. They fought well some to their death. These are their individual stories, based on the 49ers’ own firsthand accounts, of what it was like to enter combat, as one said green as grass,” and suddenly face life-and-death responsibility for American troops entrusted to their care. It is the story of men such as Sam Coursen, awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a wounded comrade at the cost of his own life; of Ranger hero Ralph Puckett, fighting off the initial Chinese onslaught; of D. D. Overton, becoming an ace as he scores his fifth aerial victory; or of Herb Marshburn, dying heroically as he leads men trying to escape a Chinese trap.
The author, who went to Korea as an armored officer but wound up leading an infantry platoon, uses his own story as a narrative framework for this chronicle of the Korean War years. He brings the big picture to life by means of vivid stories of that forgotten war,” told by men who knew it face-to-face at the junior officer level.
About the Author: Harry J. Maihafer, a retired army colonel and banker, is now a fulltime free-lance writer. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Military History, Army, Military Review, and the Naval Institute Proceedings. Mahaifer’s twenty years of military service included two duty tours in the Far East and one in Europe. He also taught military psychology and leadership at West Point and served in the Pentagon. He and his wife Jeanne now make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Titolo: From the Hudson to the Yalu
Casa editrice: Texas A & M University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Nearly brand new book that shows only slight signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0890965544I2N00
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2784358460
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Hardback book in good condition, but missing dust jacket if issued one. Codice libro della libreria APR1715B0120990
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good-. Edition Unstated. Slight Spine Lean, Edgewear To The Jacket, A Couple Of Small Dents To The Front Jacket Panel And Front Board, And Other Light Shopwear. Text Is Clean. Book. Codice libro della libreria 025176
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Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First Edition. A crisp, clean tight copy showing light shelf wear only.; Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series; 9.31 X 6.34 X 1.25 inches; 296 pages. Codice libro della libreria 18267
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear to dustjacket, otherwise an excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; Texas A & M University Military History Series. ; 9.31 X 6.34 X 1.25 inches; 296 pages. Codice libro della libreria 17478
Descrizione libro Texas A and M U.P., College Station, TX, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 24 B/W Photos, 10 Maps (illustratore). First Edition. (full book description) Texas A and M U.P., College Station, TX, 1993. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 279pgs(Index). 24 B/W Photos, 10 Maps. Stated "First Edition". Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0890965544 SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Codice libro della libreria CONROY225310I
Descrizione libro TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Military>Korean War. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978089096554203. Codice libro della libreria 01978089096554203
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good+ jkt. First Edition. 279 pages, photos, 10 maps, appendices, index, pale gray cloth over boards with black spine title, illustrated jacket in protective mylar cover. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise fine; jacket lightly worn at spine ends. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!. Codice libro della libreria 130601005a