Welcome to the website of Seoul-based writer Andrew Salmon, author of To the Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951 (Aurum Press, London, 2009) and Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950 (Aurum Press, London, 2011).
To the Last Round was the unanimous winner of the inaugural Hampshire Libraries/Osprey Publishing “Military Book of 2009” prize, and in 2010,was named one of the “Top 10 Books on Korea” by The Wall St Journal. The same year, AS was awarded a “Korean Wave” prize at the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul for his contribution to the literature of the war.
AS is available for talks, having delivered a range of presentations on his work at venues including the Royal Irish Regiment; the Army Training Regiment; Royal Marines Bristol; The Korean Cultural Center, London; the Army Benevolent Fund Wales; the Royal Asiatic Society, Seoul; and the Seoul Rotary Club.
To the Last Round reviewer comments:
The defence of the Imjin River… should rank with Rorke’s Drift as an heroic last stand. Yet it and the Korean War are little known and the few surviving veterans are bitter at this lack of recognition. Salmon’s superb book, exhaustively researched and expertly written, should go some way to redressing the balance – Saul David, The Times
Enthralling and action-packed…relives every moment of that astonishing battle – Daily Mail
Salmon’s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings to life an unjustly forgotten conflict – Time Out
Copiously reported…the book is filled with detail enough to win the attention even of those for whom military histories may seem irrelevent…exciting stuff – Far Eastern Economic Review
Over a thousand British servicemen lost their lives in the Korea War and here, at last, is a compelling account of a defining moment in that conflict…an astonishing read – The Good Book Guide
A superb book which showcases British courage during a now almost forgotten last stand – Soldier Magazine
So glad you have recorded this piece of history and the people who made it for posterity – General Sir Peter de la Billiere
The descriptions of the battles are so realistic they raise the adrenalin level…your book should carry a health warning: Anyone with Post Traumatic Stress would be in danger of a relapse – Brigadier Meryn McCord, Imjin Veteran
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