Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War

June 1950-July 1951
Product Number: EB00653394
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936274055
Publisher: Enigma Books
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Description

At 4:00 a.m. on June 25, 1950, North Korean artillery began pounding South Korean positions: the Korean War began. American officials had seriously underestimated the North Korean forces that quickly invaded South Korea nearly overrunning the country. US intelligence had failed to predict the attack. In Japan General Douglas MacArthur was sending in gloomy reports after President Truman had decided the United States had to stand up to Communist aggression in East Asia. A duel began between the president and the general throughout the first full year of the war, ending with the sacking of the man many Americans considered a national hero.

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Author(s): Dennis D. Wainstock
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 14, 2011

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