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.