In Mortal Combat by John Toland audiobook

In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950–1953

By John Toland
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780688100797

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094022727

  • ISBN: 9781094022710

  • ISBN: 9781094022734

Runtime: 27.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this brilliant narrative of America’s first limited war, John Toland shows yet again why, for over two decades, he has been one of this country’s most respected and popular military historians. Toland lets both the events and the participants speak for themselves, employing scrupulous archival research and interviews as the bases for the drama and accuracy of his writing. In Mortal Combat reveals Mao’s prediction of the date and place of MacArthur’s Inchon landing, Russia’s indifference to the war, Mao’s secret leadership of the North Korean military, and the true nature of both sides’ treatment and repatriation of POWs.

In addition to being the first Westerner to gain access to Chinese records and combatants, Toland interviewed numerous North and South Korean veterans and over two hundred members of the American military, many of whom had never been approached before. The result is a signal work of compelling readability and lasting importance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The ‘forgotten war,’ in which four million people perished, has never been described more interestingly.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: John Toland

Author Bio: John Toland

John Toland (1912–2004) was an award-winning American author and one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His most well-known work is perhaps The Rising Sun, winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the first book in English to tell the story of the Pacific War from the Japanese perspective. Although primarily an author of historical nonfiction, he also wrote novels, plays, and short stories. Among his published books were four New York Times bestsellers: But Not in Shame, The Last Hundred Days, Adolf Hitler, and Infamy.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 27.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English