FROM PUSAN TO PANMUNJOM: Wartime Memoirs of the Republic of Korea's First Four-Star General, GEN Paik Sun Yup. Any Korean War Veteran or person interested in the Korean War will be fascinated by the revelations thoroughly described in this first-person account. An engrossing, impressive memoir of the 29-year old hero who became South Korea's first 4-star general.
This is a frank and detailed battle account by one of the most prestigious officers in the Korean War. It is accurate and fascinating because of General Paik's outspoken revelations of his personal relations with President Rhee and Generals Walker, Ridgeway, and Van Fleet. A multitude of books have been written about the Korean War from the perspective of the US and the United Nations, but this excellent history gives us an analysis of the war from a Korean military leader's perspective. In fact, this is the first major South Korean interpretation of the conflict to be translated into English, and it thus fills a large void in the literature.
Covers all major ROK combat units plus the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, the U.S. 24th Infantry Division, U.S. 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army's I, IX and X Corps, General MacArthur, General Ridgway and General Walker, plus all major battles including Pusan.
Maps, photos, indexed. 271 pages.
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