TAIL OF THE PAPER TIGER by O.H.P. King

TAIL OF THE PAPER TIGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author was an Associated Press correspondent in Korea during the fighting there and returned later to become a public relations consultant to President Rhee for whom he has unbounded admiration. He has a simple explanation for the failure of the Korean action to solve much of anything- U.S. policy was influenced by Reds! His solution for the Korean problem is as basic. The UN should send volunteer observers to North Korea to supervise free elections, and if they are shot down or turned back, military force should be used to see that the elections take place. King advises anyone not interested in his political opinions to skip the first part of this book and concentrate on the action. But opinions are so tediously spotted elsewhere that this is impossible. Apparently, the author was an uncommonly brave correspondent, but the account of his adventures is marred by his penchant for the simple explanation of almost anything. He is not overly fond of most of the other correspondents who covered the action, especially those who attracted the most public attention. Partly this appears to stem from the fact that the author arrived in Korea first, before hostilities broke out, but was ironically scooped by another wire service on the actual North Korean invasion.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1961
Publisher: Caxton