Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army, 1986. Thick Small Quarto. Item #021357
. 813pp., illustrated with black and white photographic images long with several maps, some folding included a series of folding maps found at the rear .This volume covers U.S. Army action in Korea from the outbreak of war to the ull scale intervention of the Chinese Communists. Col. Appleman's narrative portrays vividly the grimness of "limited war" against a fanatical enemy, and the tragic consequences of unpreparedness. It is the first volume of a series (first printed in 1961). Bound in black cloth stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt with title gilt over red. lower corners bumped. A very nice, clean, bright copy.