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by Michael Hickey

Category: Humanities
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Author: Michael Hickey
ISBN: 1585671797
ISBN13: 978-1585671793
Language: English
Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2001)
Pages: 397
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Michael Hickey offers a valuable contribution to the literature with The Korean War . Yet Hickey is no apologist. He observes that the war was "well worth the effort," for with it world communism "was firmly confronted and rebuffed

Michael Hickey offers a valuable contribution to the literature with The Korean War, which examines the conflict from the point of view of America's United Nations allies, an international force comprising contingents from Turkey, England, India, Australia, Canada, Belgium, and Norway, among other countries. He observes that the war was "well worth the effort," for with it world communism "was firmly confronted and rebuffed. Well written and carefully documented, his book offers a thoughtful history of a conflict that still haunts our time. From Publishers Weekly.

Yet Hickey is no apologist.

In The Korean War, Michael Hickey frames the conflict in the larger context of international power politics. Gripping (The Washington Post Book World)

In The Korean War, Michael Hickey frames the conflict in the larger context of international power politics. A veteran of the war himself, he recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur’s landing behind the enemy lines at Inchon, the drama of the glorious Glosters episode, and both collaboration and mutiny in the prisoner-of-war camps of either side. Gripping (The Washington Post Book World). Winner of the Westminster Medal for Military Literature On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army shocked American troops by crossing the 38th parallel into South Korea.

Michael Hickey writes of the war both as a scholar and as a participant who possesses vivid memories from personal experience. He entered the war as a decorated British officer, commanding a transport platoon. Later, he earned a fellowship in defense at King’s College in London, and wrote books on the British campaigns in Gallipoli during World War I and Burma during World War II. Presented so that readers do not become bogged down with historical complexities, The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism gives a concise overview of the conflict’s origins and the United States’ intervention.

Hickey has written a nice book about the Korean War (where he too part himself) and his .

Hickey has written a nice book about the Korean War (where he too part himself) and his description of battles, heroic actions and important decision making are very good indeed. The problem is that he gives heavy emphasis on the British (and Comonwealth) side of the war, spending too many pages to analyze the battles of these troops and he has little knowledge for the ¨other side of the hill¨. The forces of Mao Zedong had just emerged victorious in China and colonialism was on its deathbed.

Millett, Allan R. "The Korean War: A 50 Year Critical Historiography," Journal of Strategic Studies 24 (March 2001) . Hickey, Michael, The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism, 1950–1953 (London: John Murray, 1999). "The Korean War: A 50 Year Critical Historiography," Journal of Strategic Studies 24 (March 2001), pp. 188–224. full text in Ingenta and Ebsco. Millett, Allan R. (2007), The Korean War: The Essential Bibliography, Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, ISBN 978-1-57488-976-5. Sandler, Stanley e. The Korean War: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 1995). Summers, Harry G. Korean War Almanac (1990).

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The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism, 1950-1953 by Michael Hickey (John Murray, 1999). Michael Hickey was commissioned in 1949 and served with the RASC in Korea from 1950-52. Top. About the author. In 1981, he retired as a General Staff Colonel with the Ministry of Defence. He is the author of The Unforgettable Army - Slim and the 14th Army in Burma (1992); Gallipoli (1995) and The Korean War 1950-53 (1999). ; More Cold War.

Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict, Korean War veteran and military historian Michael Hickey tells the full story of the first test by the Communist bloc of Western resolve.

Set in the midst of international power politics alongside fears of a worldwide conflagration, the Korean War at its height involved rapid, large-scale troop movements over long distances as each side experienced both outstanding success and disaster. In addition to covering the dominant American involvement, Michael Hickey also sets in context the contributions many of them quite out of proportion to the size of their contingents of the other nations that answered the U.N. call and sent troops in response to the North Koreans surprise attack. Along with American troops, troops from Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, and elsewhere joined the effort, working together despite problems of culture and logistics. The Korean War recounts such masterstrokes as MacArthur’s landing behind the enemy lines at Inchon, the drama of the glorious Glosters episode, and both collaboration and mutiny in the prisoner-of-war camps of either side. Drawing on many previously unused sources from several countries, including recently declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries, and interviews, Michael Hickey adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times.
Comments to eBook The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism
salivan
My primary interest is in the history and current affairs of the DPR Korea. More as a hobby than anything else. What fascinates me however, is the series of blunders the US government made in prosecuting the war. The Pentagon and the CIA were dead certain the Chinese would not enter the war - right up until the moment the PLA came storming across the Yalu. If the US had been satisfied with pushing the north Korea army back across the DMZ - and stopped there - that would've made sense. But the US was going to take the North, and hand it over to the South. Both Mao and Stalin weren't too keen on US troops on their borders so they reacted in a predictable manner. Predictable that is, to anyone not associated with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA.
Anazan
This book is an excellent one volume history of the Korean War,written by an Englishman who served during the conflict. Some reviewers have criticized the author's focus on the Commonwealth forces involved in the war. (Which readers can name the Canadian battalion that fought in Korea?)However, most other histories of the Korean War, like Clay Blair's "The Forgotten War",have largely ignored the experiences of the English, Canadian and Australian soldiers who fought-although Donald Knox included narratives from Commonwealth soldiers in his excellent oral histories of the war. (And in all fairness,Hickey himself almost ignores the astounding fighting done by the French troops who served in Korea.) Hickey also explains the English government's view of the war and its aims, topics normally ignored or only lightly touched on by American historians. For these reasons' Hickey's very readable history of the war provides a badly needed balance to the histories written by American writers. Having said that,it must be noted that Hickey has little but contempt for the average U.S. army infantryman, whom he regards as "unprofessional". Hickey respects the Marine and the U.S. Army specialty troops,such as the Airborne units and the engineers and artillerymen,but he has little use for the G.I. who served in the American infantry divisions (which were largely staffed by draftees, who were, by definition, "unprofessionals"). The U.S. army in 1950 had been ravaged by Truman's administration and MacArthur had allowed his troops to fall to a shocking state of unprepardness. Having said that, Hickey's disdain for American troops mirrors the contempt felt by English officers from the North African campaigns on through WWII. Many American readers, especially the veterans of infantry divisions like the savaged 24th and 2nd Divisions, will take issue with his opinions. Regardless, this is an excellent book and should be read by anyone interested in the Korean War.
Tansino
Colonel Hickey wrote a detailed and interesting coverage of the Korean War from his perspective as a young officer serving with the Commonwealth Brigade during the Imjin River fighting.
His commentary on the better and worst features of some of the combat units of his own army and those of the allies is interesting and different from other publications on the war I have read.
Virtually no mention of Hickey's own role or action is included in the book and his name is not even indexed at the last section.
Yet the very British observations and insights of Hickey's book come through.
Having met the author recently and learned about his long and distinguished service in the British Army, I came to appreciate Colonel Michael Hickey as a special warrior and representative of the best of English society.
Framokay
Excellent presentation on commonwealth nations,and their efforts in this conflict.makes you proud your nation did what it did.he holds no punch,s when dealing with general macarthur,and shows how dangerous things can be when you have a man who is past his use by date in charge.Also shows how lucky the west was in this conflict for it to turn out how it did.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
I could relate to many of the facts presented.
mr.Mine
I borrowed this book fromy local library and have to say it's fascinating. My first book to read on the Korean war and I find this account very detailed. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves history and books on war. But for this book I have to warn of the author's seemingly extreme left-wing bias. His many references to right and left wing are irrelevant. It honestly makes me question if the author wanted the communists to win the war. Even his jab at Taft as an isolationist seems repugnant. I agree with drew10dall's review as well.

Basically I like this book but the reader unfortunately has to suffer through political bias and slander. It's unbecoming of the author to insert his opinions on the matter and scary the legacy of those fighting against the evils and atrocious disease upon the world which we call communism.
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