New York: Newmarket Press, 1988. Jerry Pfeifer (cover design). First Edition. First Printing. Trade Paperback. USED - Very Good. Some edgewear and scuffing to wrap. Marker residue on rear cover. Light toning to margins. Clean, unmarked, tight.B/W maps and photographs. Appendix. Bibliography. 15.3 x 22.8 cm. 323 pp. Item #13113
The Korean War was, years before Vietnam, the first great East-West military misadventure, eventually engaging sixteen countries under the U.N. flag in war against China and North Korea. Enter the Dragon examines the Chinese side of the Korean War for the first time, re-creating and dramatizing Communist China's reluctant role in the undeclared war against the U.S. in Korea. Russell Spurr's military classic is drawn from firsthand recollections of observers and participants on both sides, and focuses on six pivotal months, beginning in August 1950, when China first deliberated intervention, through their first strike in October, to the standstill at the end of January 1951.
Based on five years of research and over 20 fact-finding trips to the People's Republic of China and Korea, Enter the Dragon describes why China became involved in Korea and how its strategy evolved, and re-creates life on the front lines, conference rooms, and in the streets of the embattled cities.