Cast of Characters

The Korean war turned the news spotlight on some little-known Americans and Koreans:

Major General Doyle O. Mickey, 59, deputy chief of staff of the Far East Command, is handling hour-to-hour operations of MacArthur's headquarters in Tokyo. Doyle Hickey has to cope with an enemy whose greatest combat advantage lies in superior armor—an ironic twist for the general who during World War II had fought with and eventually commanded the famed 3rd Armored Division, spearhead of the First U.S. Army from St. Lò to the Elbe.

Major General William F. Dean, 51, field...

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