The Darkest Summer by Bill Sloan
Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea--and the Marines--from Extinction

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The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War’s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went— however briefly—from the depths of despair to the exultation of total conquest. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of surviving U.S. veterans, it reveals how one ninety-day period changed the course of modern history and opens a unique and revealing window on an all-but-forgotten war.
 

About Bill Sloan

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Bill Sloan is a respected military historian and author of more than a dozen books, including Brotherhood of Heroes: The Ultimate Battle. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
 
Published October 23, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 400 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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By mid-August, tattered UN Forces had retreated to a small corner of southeast Korea where the arrival of more disciplined American units—mostly Marines, according to the author—and the revival of the South Korean army stabilized the front.

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The Darkest Summer is the hour-by-hour, casualty-by-casualty story of those months-a period that saw American and UN forces almost driven into the sea by the North Korean invaders, then stage an incredible turn-around that reversed the entire course of the war.

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