• Leadership in the Crucible

  • The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni
  • By: Kenneth E. Hamburger
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-20-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At the pivotal battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni in February 1951, UN forces met and contained large-scale attacks by Chinese forces. Colonel Paul Freeman and the larger-than-life Colonel Ralph Monclar led the American 23rd Infantry Regiment and the French Bataillon de Corée, respectively, in the fierce and dangerous battles that followed the precipitous UN retreat down the Korean Peninsula.
In Leadership in the Crucible, Kenneth Hamburger details the actions of the units in the United Nations counteroffensive following the Chinese intervention, including routine patrols, the harrowing battle of Twin Tunnels, and the pivotal siege of Chipyong-ni. From extensive personal interviews and a careful reconstruction of the written record, Hamburger brilliantly analyzes the roles that training, cohesion, morale, logistics, and leadership play in success or failure on the front lines of limited war. He also addresses the vexing problem of when, and at what level, commanders have the right and even the responsibility to question lawful orders they believe are flawed.
In this careful consideration of combat leadership at all levels, Hamburger offers his listeners stories of men sustaining themselves and one another to the limits of human endurance.
©2003 Kenneth E. Hamburger (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"His coverage of fighting in cold winter weather with all its problems is superb. I highly recommend this book." ( Journal of Military History)
"Masterful and thought-provoking...makes a significant contribution to the understanding of combat leadership and of the human element in warfare." ( The Journal of America's Military Past)
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