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One of the darkest periods in American military history began on June
25, 1950, when hordes of North Korean troops stormed across the 38th
Parallel into South Korea. The Communists' blitzkrieg-style invasion
came less than five years after the end of World War II, when the
United States had owned the world's mightiest war machine, but it
caught a toned-down, ill-equipped U.S. Army woefully unready.
The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three
months of the Korean War, captured through author interviews with
dozens of surviving U.S. veterans, as it has never been told before.
Seldom have American forces faced so grave a challenge or has faith in
their ability to halt the enemy sunk lower.