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The Korean War: An Epic Conflict 1950-1953

by Max Hastings

Paperback $29.99

$29.99

$29.99

The best narrative history of the Korean conflict' - Guardian

'Excellent, readable history by a master of the genre' - Daily Mail

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On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, with a brand new introduction, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.

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'A brilliant tour-de-force' - Times Literary Supplement

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529037937
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 24/12/2020
  • Category: Humanities / Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
    Society & social sciences / War & defence operations
    Humanities / Asian history
    Humanities / Korean War
    Korea
  • Imprint: Pan
  • Pages: 608
  • Price: $29.99

The best narrative history of the Korean conflict' - Guardian

'Excellent, readable history by a master of the genre' - Daily Mail

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On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, with a brand new introduction, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.

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'A brilliant tour-de-force' - Times Literary Supplement

Author Information

Sir Max Hastings is the author of twenty-six books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, some of which are All Hell Let Loose, Catastrophe and The Secret War, bestsellers translated around the world. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London and was knighted in 2002. He has two grown-up children, Charlotte and Harry, and lives with his wife Penny in West Berkshire, where they garden enthusiastically.

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