Allan R. Millett is Ambrose Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans and is the recipient of the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. His previous books include Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps, A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, For the Common Defense: The Military History of the United States of America, Their War for Korea, and The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning (see page 27).
"An extraordinarily thoughtful, provocative, and detailed narrative of how the conflict on the peninsula evolved from a 'local war' into a major military confrontation between the United States and Communist China, and how it remained a 'limited war.' It further confirms Millett's position as the world's leading scholar of military history in general and the Korean War history in particular." Chen Jian, author of China's Road to the Korean War "Millett's gripping story vividly captures the most dynamic period of the war.... Essential reading for those who would understand this conflict." Colonel (Ret.) Donald W. Boose, Jr., author of U.S. Army Forces in the Korean War"