Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War June 25, 1950 - April 19, 1951
The crucial first year of the Korean War culminated in the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by the Commander-in-Chief, President Harry Truman. Never had a more dramatic clash taken place at the highest levels of American military power in full view of the press, the public and the enemy. It ended with the general being sacked by his chief a decision that signalled the decline of the Truman presidency and the decision not to run in 1952. The background to the crisis was the war in Korea, the confrontation with the USSR and Communist China at the height of the Cold War.
Soft cover, photographs, maps, 177 pages.