AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Laurie Conrad, ial squitieri,sr, iPatricia Hilliard, iCharles Neff, iWilliam Guy, iKen Brosky, iMargaret Hardisty, i
  Home > Reviews > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jansen Estrup

  + Follow Me   

· 71 titles
· 220 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2007

   Sitemap
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone CRUX

· Starlight On Stone EAST (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone NORTH (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone WEST (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone NORTH

· Starlight On Stone SOUTH (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone SOUTH

· Starlight On Stone EAST

· Starlight On Stone WEST


Short Stories
· Star Travels

· Midas

· French Poets II

· Sir You are Free to Go

· Loose Lips

· New Year's Eve, the prequel

· New Year's Eve

· Neptune's Realm - Love Among the Long Dead Men

· Shipyards and Last Ships

· Tarzan, Jane and Boy


Articles
· Good Mourning-Warnings

· Rebel Art in the West

· Waste

· Railroaded

· Good Mourning, Knees

· Good Mourning, Isis

· Good Mourning, Amerika!

· Heels and Other Clones

· Bummer

· A Conversation


Poetry
· Your Own Nuclear Power

· A Harmless Plot

· Helix or Vortex? That is the question ...

· Cyber City Park

· Weeds

· Community

· In Praise of Ishara

· Dog

· One Of Us

· Greeks and Other Baal-cains

         More poetry...
News
· CRUX - Climax of the Starlight On Stone saga

· Starlight On Stone CRUX

· New Promo Video for Starlight On Stone NORTH

· Shargo the Strong intro

Jansen Estrup, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by Jansen Estrup
'Fools Mountain' is a hard, important read
By Jansen Estrup
Last edited: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2011



Share    Print   Save
Recent articles by
Jansen Estrup

• Good Mourning, Amerika!
• Good Mourning-Warnings
• Rebel Art in the West
• Waste
• Railroaded
• Book Titles Which Caught My Eye ...
• Good Mourning, Knees
           >> View all 29
Review of Follow Me Up Fools Mountain - Korea 1951 by Dudley C. Gould

 
Follow Me Up Fools Mountain: Korea, 1951
 
Follow Me Up Fools Mountain: Korea, 1951
by Dudley C. Gould
Edition: Hardcover
Availability: Out of Print--Limited Availability
 
24 used & new from $0.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Today's Endless Warfare should have stopped here ...., August 27, 2007
It is a shame that so much time has to pass before those who lived our most grisly combat can come to grips with their trauma and write honestly about it. Dudley C. Gould's book, Follow Me Up Fool's Mountain - Korea 1951, should have been required reading for every boy (or girl) who contemplates a career in warfare. When our politicians and generals in cushy briefing rooms throw around phrases like `boots on the ground', this is what they so cavalierly reference.

Gould's book has it all - the mud and blood, wounds and delirium, critical shortages, cowardly senior officers, inept planning, intelligence and support, and yes, the mind numbing devotion to `being there' he shares with others who were with him.

Perhaps most illuminating is his motivation. Already a veteran of the European air war, he had transferred to infantry right after D-Day and received a `battlefield' commission. But he had never seen combat and earned the somehow magical Combat Infantry Badge. So, even though he was five years into civilian life, with a loving wife and family, he volunteered to return to active duty for a combat tour in Korea. Old enough to know better, (our brains, researchers tell us, are not fully formed until our mid-twenties) he lets a childish wish for a glittery token (the badge) draw him half-way around the world. Earning the CIB, Lieutenant Gould imagined, would open doors to him anywhere in America.

Mercifully for the reader, Gould (the historian he later became) steps back from the fierce, non-stop action to let us catch our breath with pertinent, well documented insights and occasional reminders of the cruel pain `Dud's' decision to volunteer caused his bewildered, anxious loved ones.

Follow Me Up Fool's Mountain - Korea 1951 is well crafted, and a tough read because of its realism. Nevertheless, every career counselor should read this book, especially if they are inclined to recommend our Army, any army, as a means to an end. So should anyone aspiring to national political office, since so few seem to ever have served in combat. And don't let anyone tell you that warfare has changed. Five stars ....

 

 

   

Web Site Estrup Books
f

Reader Reviews for "'Fools Mountain' is a hard, important read"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/28/2013
Thank you for sharing this informative review, Jansen. It does indeed seem to be a "must read" as you have expressed. Love and peace,

Regis

Popular Reviews Articles
  1. Roberta Grimes' The FUN OF DYING Molly's
  2. Let's have some critical reviews, please
  3. 'Fools Mountain' is a hard, important read
  4. Is organic stevia better than sugar and ot
  5. Honest Reviews?
  6. The World is My Home
  7. Active Literacy Across the Curriculum
  8. Railroaded
  9. Great American Scandals
  10. Cry of The Fish Eagle

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.