No book on World War II equaled in stature or importance Winston Churchill's memoirs, concluded last year. The generals, U.S. and foreign, kept publishing their personal accounts, all useful to historians but unlikely to change the main outlines set in past years. More immediate and sobering were the lessons of the war in Korea. Like other top commanders, Mark Clark, in FROM THE DANUBE TO THE YALU, argued that the Korean war should and could have ended in victory instead of an uneasy stalemate that was in effect a defeat for the' U.S.

GENERAL DEAN'S STORY, by Major General William F. Dean,...

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