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ISBN: 0781805775
Author: Bevin Alexander
Language: English
Publisher: Hippocrene Books; 3rd edition (December 1997)
Pages: 587
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 642
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Korea: The First War We Lost Hardcover – 1986. Appropriately, it is as much about politics as combat, and Bevin does a superb job of placing the war in the context of domestic and international affairs

Korea: The First War We Lost Hardcover – 1986. by. Bevin Alexander (Author). Appropriately, it is as much about politics as combat, and Bevin does a superb job of placing the war in the context of domestic and international affairs. Frequently partisan and often controversial, he capably challenges many of the traditional interpretations of American policy. MacArthur comes across as a military genius and a strategic madman. The combat descriptions are lucid, with good maps; it is easy to follow the military action from grand strategy down to the squad level.

His book Korea: The First War We Lost was largely influenced by his experiences during the wa. Korea: The First War We Lost (1987). The Strange Connection: . Intervention in China, 1944-1972 (Contributions to the Study of World History) (1992). How Great Generals Win (1993). The Future of Warfare (1995). Robert E. Lee's Civil War (1999).

Korean War, 1950-1953, Korean War, 1950-1953. New York : Hippocrene Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Bevin Alexander is an American military historian and author. He served as an officer during the Korean War as part of the 5th Historical Detachment. His book Korea: The First War We Lost was largely influenced by his experiences during the war. Bevin has served as a consultant and adviser to several groups due to his military expertise, including work for the Rand Corporation, work as a consultan Bevin Alexander is an American military historian and author.

Author Bevin Alexander bevinalexander. com Bevin Alexander is an American military historian and author. Praise for Korea: The First War We Lost "This. fast-moving study is the first to be written by a professional army historian. capably challenges many of the traditional interpretations.

Korea: The first war our politicians lost for us!!! Published by Thriftbooks

Korea: The first war our politicians lost for us!!! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. This is truly a good read - a bit much detail wise - but,nonetheless a good read. succeeded in stopping North Korean aggression, but failed in its attempt to destroy the North Korean state and eliminate this strategic shield protecting China's heartland.

Other Books by Bevin Alexander. Korea: The First War We Lost. Intervention in China 1944–1972. Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson. How Great Generals Win. The Future of Warfare. Lee’s Civil War.

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Items related to Korea: The First War We Lost. Alexander, Bevin Korea: The First War We Lost. ISBN 13: 9780781810197. About the Author: David Rees is an expert on Korea and has published a number of books on the Korean War and continuing conflicts in the area. He resides in England.

Korea: The First War We Lost [paperback] Alexander, Bevin [Dec 01, 1997]

Comments:

Yozshujinn
Fascinating book about the war from the American perspective. The author is mercilessly critical of American political and military leadership. At one point he refers to MacAurthur as having "become divorced from reality" shortly after the Chinese intervention. He also destroys a number of stereotypes about the enemy that I'd grown up with. For example, I'd heard that the Chinese and North Koreans used high casualty frontal assaults because they placed a low value on individual lives. But the author explains that the tactic was to fix attention on the front while other soldiers worked around the flanks to achieve a double envelopment. He explains that this was an effective tactic against the heavily armed American forces because they tended to panic if surrounded, but that it was risky because of a lack of radios. It was difficult for the Chinese to call off a frontal assault if the flanking maneuvers were thwarted..
elegant stranger
This book is probably the best book you could read on the subject of American involvement in the Korean Conflict. Unlike so many US works it does not demean the efforts of what most Americans call
"Our Allies" and the efforts of all are put into perspective.It is a blow by blow description of
just what it was like to stand on Korean soil during that difficult time. No effort has been spared to explain the awful fatigue of the grunts and the awful politicking of the generals & politicians.And this is the same for the Communists also. Where the book falls down is the lack of
info about the experiences of the enemy troops but this is due to the vagaries of history given the date it was published. No military historian should refuse to read this seminal work which
gives a good overview of the Korean Conflict. I was reminded of the clarity the late David Chandler brought to his works on the Marlburlian period.Alexander has done us all a power of good
in writing this work.Hence the five stars.
Questanthr
Great book for anyone interested in the Korean War. Lots of photos and details.
Ricep
This book is a great read for those interested in the Korean War as well as those interested in a critical analysis of an important historical event. Mr. Alexander shows his mastery of mixing detailed accounts of small unit engagements with geopolicital confrontation and then extrapolating therefrom an overall theme. I really enjoyed it.
White gold
Korea: The First war we lost
Bevin Alexander's book suffers from too much of a good thing-organization. 492 pages are divided into 63 chapters. Each chapter identifies a good point, but in trying to cover all of them, the book develops few of them sufficiently. Instead, Alexander skips from idea to idea, devoting fewer than ten pages, and then flits off to the next idea.
The scope of his topic, from the bowels of the White House and Pentagon to the nameless ridges and valleys of Korea, is immense. In trying to cover it all, he has instead touched only the "wavetops." At the end of the book, after following the trail of policy decisions, Alexander fails to present a cogent, convincing argument that the US and her UN coalition partners indeed lost this war. The (final) stated war aim was to restore South Korea's sovereignty, and that was accomplished. I think that Alexander implicitly accepts MacArthur's statement that there is no substitute for victory, and no such thing as a war for limited objectives. While the first part is true, victory is defined by the use of military means to accomplish political objectives, and in Korea, the US and UN coalition succeeded.
The strongest theme in the book is the identification of the policy struggles between the new National Command Authorities, National Security Advisor, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Commander in Chief, Far East. Alexander does a solid job of defining the problem in terms of positions and policy, rather than the normal MacArthur versus Truman debate. He also explores the impact of MacArthur's seniority relative to the Joint Chiefs (MacArthur was the only active five star general).
Another strength of the book is its maps. Since (usually) authors have to pay for whatever maps they want included in a book, most include as few as possible. Alexander includes fourteen, most of them tactical level maps. Building off of the maps, the chapters that deal with separate battles are solid. The weakness is that Alexander fails top explain the operational integration of a series of battles into a campaign designed to accomplish strategic objectives.
If you are already familiar with the Korean War, this book can serve as an interesting read for a new look at the integration of the strategic aims with the daily battle plan, and a revealing look at the difficulty of making defense and foreign policy since 1947. If, however, you are looking for a one volume single read introit to the subject, this is not the book to read.

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