The River and the Gauntlet

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The River and the Gauntlet

By S. L. A. Marshall
Morrow, 1953
385 pp. $5.00

An account of the defeat of the Eighth Army by the Chinese Communists in November 1950 and the subsequent retreat down the peninsula, the longest in American history. Exceptionally vivid and dramatic, the story is based to a large extent on interviews with the troops engaged. In General Marshall's view the key to the defeat lay in faulty intelligence on the American side and superior knowledge of troop disposition by the Chinese.

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