A very solid, brief (this is an abridged audible version I'm listening to) account of the opening months of the Korean War. The indictment of MacArthur and Ned Almond (both) is devastating.
This audio contains, at its end, a moving Author's Note, and a further note by Russell Baker on Halberstam's death -- he was killed in a car crash just 5 days after submitting the final manuscript of this book to his editor. He had already begun work on his 22nd book, on football, and was driving to interview Y.A. Tittle.