Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Dennis D. Wainstock is Associate Professor of History at Salem Teikyo University in Salem, West Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781936274048
ISBN-10: 1936274043
Publisher: Enigma Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2011
Pages: 177
Language: English