The best book on the Korean War I have yet read. Having served as an Army pilot in Korea in 1983, I came to appreciate the complexities of the war and its aftermath. A truer picture of the two main American players, General Douglas MacArthur and Harry Truman can not be found anywhere. Considering you get this picture from their own words, in the form of message traffic between the two, is extraordinary. Beware if you liked Harry Truman, his own words might cause you to pause.
The conflict cannot be fully understood in a vacuum, I recommend that his book be included in other books I have reviewed from the same era.
This book is recommended for high school aged students grade 11 and 12. Please find my post on Robert Leckie’s early work for younger students