The late Lt. Col. ROY E. APPLEMAN, AUS (Ret.), leading historian of the Korean War and a veteran of that conflict, is also author of East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950.
"The research is meticulous, the narrative enlightening, and the lessons profound. Appleman knows the war intimately, and he conveys it with authority.... balanced, candid, and engrossing." - Union News Sunday Republican "Appleman's full, authoritative Disaster thus fills a vital gap in the history of American arms and the Korean War. It is a candid and compelling story, chock full of lessons for battlefield commanders." - Parameters"