New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1972. Sydney Butchkes (cover design). Paperback. Rare. Used - Very Good/Fine. Clean, unmarked tight copy. One crease to spine. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. 10.5 x 18 cm. 537 pp. Item #10235
This absorbing and closely documented book challenges the conventional wisdom about the Sino-Indian border conflict which reached its climax in the direct military confrontation of 1962. Of the many studies that have been made of this dispute, Maxwell's is the first to prove, through access to many unpublished Indian Government papers and reports, that India was not, as the general view held, the innocent victim of unprovoked Chinese aggression. To the contrary, Nehru's faltering attempts at diplomacy and, finally, his decision to implement the 'forward policy,' created a military fiasco for the Indian Army which might have been avoided.