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The Fight for Korea: From the War of 1950 to the Pueblo Incident
The Fight for Korea From the War of 1950 to the Pueblo Incident Author:T. R. Fehrenbach This important new book [first published 1969] by T.R. Fehrenbach brings the story of war and peace [in Korea] up to date. The author, a noted Korea expert, tells how the war came in 1950 and why the United States went to the aid of South Korea in its struggle against the Communist North. He also explains the unusual armed intercession of the Un... more »ited Nations on the side of the South, and reveals the factors that caused the Chinese Communists to enter the war. In additiona, Mr. Fehrenbach describes the extraordinary tactics employed by the North Koreans during the peace negotiations at Panmunjom and shows how Communist diplomatic procedures differ from those of non-Communist nations.
For the United States. Korea was a heartbreaking introduction to a new kind of warfare that has become typical of our times. Americans found it hard to understand - and to accept - a war whose strategy did not call for total victory.
The seizure of the U.S.S. Pueblo and its crew by North Korea again focused world attention on this Asian trouble spot. Though peace exists in Korea now, it is an uneasy peace marred by provocative incidents and the treat of renewed hostilities.
Born in 1925, T. R. Fehrenbach is a Princeton graduate, a retired army officer who fought in two wars (World War II and Korea), and a professional author. His 1963 book "This Kind of War" is considered the classic account of the Korean conflict.
Mr. Fehrenbach served on the Texas 2000 Commission (planning), has chaired the Texas Historical Commission where he has been a member since 1983, and Texas Antiquities Protection Committee and was reappointed to the Historical Commission by Gov. Bush in 1995. He has been honored three times by the Texas Legislature for his historical work and by the Texas Historical Commission, which in 1986 established the "T.R. Fehrenbach Publications Award." He is a Fellow of the TX State Historical Assn., member of the Philosophical Society of Texas; and Knight of San Jacinto, the highest order of the SRT.« less