The Korean War

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  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • The Korean War
  • Matthew B. Ridgway
  • English
  • 20 September 2017
  • 0306802678

About the Author: Matthew B. Ridgway

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The Korean War In December 1950 General Matthew B Ridgway Replaced General Walton Walker As Commander Of The Eighth Army, And In April 1951 He Succeeded Douglas MacArthur As Supreme Commander Of The United Nations Forces In Korea And Supreme Commander Of The United States Far East Command In This Spirited Book, General Ridgway Describes How He Took A Dispirited Army And Rebuilt It In A Few Short Months, Leading It Into Battle Against The Chinese And North Korean Forces, Forcing Them Back Over The 38th Parallel And Victory It Is A Book That Takes A Close Look At MacArthur, His Failings And Brilliance, And A Hard Look At The Idea Of Limited War Infused With A Humane Leader S Appreciation For The Ordinary Fighting Soldier, Ridgway S History Also Teaches Important Lessons About Vietnam And Any Future Conflict Above All, He Emphasizes We Should Not Involve Ourselves In Escalating Warfare Without A Specific And Attainable Goal.

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10 thoughts on “The Korean War

  1. Checkman says:

    An interesting blend of memoir, commentary and military history by General Matthew Ridgway General Ridgway served in the U.S Army from 1917 1955 He is remembered for commanding the famed 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and then assuming command of the somewhat demoralized 8th U.S Army in December of 1950 after General Walker 8th Army commander was killed in a jeep accident He is credited by many with turning the 8th U.S Army from a battered and worn down force into an effec An interesting blend of memoir, commentary and military history by General Mat...

  2. Patrick says:

    Matthew Ridgway was one of our nation s best commanders ever, right up there with Washington, Grant, and Pershing in terms of his impact on the major conflict of his time and his selfless service to our country, and a rival of Patton, Lee, and Sherman when it came to personal example in the field Without his personal effort and example in 1951, in my opinion, we would think of Korea in the same way that we think of Viet Nam now and the way we will likely end up thinking about Iraq once this is Matthew Ridgway was one of our nation s best commanders ever, right up there with Washington, Grant, and Pershing in terms of his impact on the major conflict of his time and his selfless service to our country, and a rival of Patton, Lee, and Sherman when it came to personal example in the field Without his personal effort and example in 1951, in my opinion, we would think of K...

  3. Olivia Knapp says:

    One of the best accounts of the Korean Conflict written by one of the best commanding Generals America has produced Great man who is often overlooked.

  4. Kaylee says:

    This book gives you a broad picture of what the US did in Korea due to American politics I think the biggest limitation of this book is that it fails to consider a lot of the context in which the war was occurring I kept on getting frustrated because I wanted to knowabout what was going on with the South Korean people, how they reacted to the war, and how the US collaborated with them I also wish that Ridgway spenttime considering what ...

  5. George says:

    How could it happen that a major conflict like this could explode without warning page vi The existence of the powerful striking force in North Korea and the massing of troops near the border were no secret from our intelligence It was our evaluation that was at fault page 12 Only six days before the NKPA crossed the border in force a Central Intelligence field agency reported extensive troop movements north of the 38th parallel, together with evacuation of all re...

  6. Tom Oman says:

    Not particularly well written and can be a bit dense and technical at times This is not a good comprehensive narrative of the Korean War as it is thoroughly couched in the perspective of General Ridgway This should be obvious, but for that reason I do not recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a general history of the Korean War Rather, this isinteresting as a supplement in order to have an account of the conflict through the eyes of the particular US General that wrote it R Not particularly well written and can be a bit dense and technical at times This is not a good comprehensive narrative of the Korean War as it is thoroughly ...

  7. Kevin says:

    General Ridgway was one of the generals I held in high regard After reading this book, I reflected on my experiences in Afghanistan and found that we have not heeded many of the lessons learned from Ridgway s Korean War experience nor his comments on having a sound national str...

  8. Sydney says:

    A little slow at times if you aren t into military strategy, but overall an interesting look at the Korean war The two closing chapters are very pertinent to the present in terms of how we think of victory in war and the civilian military balance of power.

  9. John says:

    Very readable history from a military perspective General Ridgeway seems somewhat dazzled by the personality of Gen MacArthur and eases his viewpoint somewhat Good overall perspective of the Korean War, with some Vietnam insights included.