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Into The Breach At Pusan, New Book By Ken Estes

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#1 sunday

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 0812 AM

Our Ken Estes participed me of the first reviews of his book on the 1st. Marine Provisional Brigade and the fight at Pusan Perimeter. Those reviews look very good.

The review in Leatherneck magazine ends in this way:

Slight in size and focused in scope for such an intense military study, “Into the Breach at Pusan,”
nonetheless, proves to be a remarkable blend of writing: brief, well-organized, authoritative, and
so admirably direct in presentation that it will be read and understood by any interested reader.
However, for the military-minded reader, Estes’ frankness and clarity of strategic exposition,
along with his shrewdness in evaluating and depicting complex perimeter fighting, as well as
elucidating the human factors of high command in battle decision making, lead us not only
to a whole new appreciation of the Pusan defense, but also catapults “Into the Breach” as a
permanent high-level reference that all military people must read.



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Posted 12 September 2012 - 0941 AM

No kindle edition... :(

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1004 AM

I'll buy it.

Politics aside Ken is a good historian.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1155 AM

I'll buy it.

Politics aside Ken is a good historian.


Yeah, I have a hard time fitting those together given the timbre of his exchanges. I was glad to know we have had him on this board but jebus, some of his points of rhetoric.

I do hope his book sells. I'll point my Gyrene buddies towards it.

Edited by rmgill, 12 September 2012 - 1156 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1202 PM

Well, the Marine vet at work looked at the Amazon listing I sent him and responded with, "Sweeeeeettt!!!! I’ll pick one up." Fred LOVES his history books.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1218 PM

I'll buy it.

Politics aside Ken is a good historian.


And writes really well. I found his "Tank on the Beaches" more easy to read than anything from Clancy. Pretty on par with Tom Wolfe.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1336 PM

Just finished his "Marines under Armour" he gave me when I visited, like many TN types far less snarly in person.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1349 PM

I'll buy it. Politics aside Ken is a good historian.

Yeah, I have a hard time fitting those together given the timbre of his exchanges. I was glad to know we have had him on this board but jebus, some of his points of rhetoric. I do hope his book sells. I'll point my Gyrene buddies towards it.


I try to stay out of political discussions on this forum (and others too). It always ends up like people screaming at each other. You're never going to convince someone on the internet that your political opinions are more valid than theirs.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 1514 PM

I try to stay out of political discussions on this forum (and others too). It always ends up like people screaming at each other. You're never going to convince someone on the internet that your political opinions are more valid than theirs.


I dunno, I have succeeded the past and I've had my own opinions swayed by well formulated points.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 0301 AM

The book is very good, he gave me a copy some time back and it's a page turner, I finished it off in a weekend with children and all, well researched and pulls some punches on USMC myths, I put up a critic on the Tanknet authors thread at King Sargent Military history section.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 1248 PM

I've had the pleasure of dining with the man.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 1127 AM

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 1212 PM

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Answered by PM.

Edited by RETAC21, 23 September 2012 - 1218 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 2110 PM

Popcorn anyone? :lol:

Guys, cool it. Focus on the book(s).

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 2154 PM

Sure. Chilled.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 0224 AM

Popcorn anyone? :lol:

Guys, cool it. Focus on the book(s).


Put the popcorn away, I was just curious, and Maxx has explained himself well enough for me, so we can go back to the books.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 0954 AM

I hope the book does really well.
There are reasons why religion, politics and women are not spoken about in polite company.

NOTE a woman is not a Lady :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 1147 AM

Is Tanknet polite company? :huh:

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 1253 PM

Is Tanknet polite company? :huh:


As long as they stay away from the internet. My wife has approved of every Tanknetter we have met and that would be about 10 or so (so far) I have met about another 15-20 all interesting and nice people.

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