Books: Citizen Clark Reporting

FROM THE DANUBE TO THE YALU (369 pp.)—Mark W. Clark—Harper ($5).

Like any good general, Mark Wayne Clark has always fought to win. Nothing in his character or in his World War II experience could leave him content with anything less. Yet in his new book, From the Danube to the Yalu, he finds it necessary to write, in the very first paragraph: "In carrying out the instructions of my government, I gained the unenviable distinction of being the first United States Army commander in history to sign an armistice without victory."

By the time Clark became commander in chief in the...

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