Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £16.32

Save £16.18 (50%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea by [Apel M.D., Otto F., Pat Apel]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£16.32

Length: 252 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £8.49 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready

Summer Sale
Choose from over 450 books on sale from 99p. Shop now
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply



Product description

Review

"The reader is spared nothing, and at times I shared with the authors an understanding of the emotional effect medical work in a war zone can cause." -- "BMJ"

"The great difference between the MASH on TV and the MASH on the battlefield, Apel and his collegues later felt, was that the latter had casualties" -- "Booklist review"

"A superb book.... Reading this fine nonfiction account of an army surgeon in the Korean War will make you wish you had been there treating casualties. It did me!" -- "Journal of the American Medical Association"

"Well written and researched, this book provides entertainment as well as historical value." -- "Library Journal"

"Most readers will find Apel's memoirs fascinating, horrifying, humorous, and heartbreaking." -- "Library Lane"

"One of the most readable memoirs that I have come across. A real contribution to the history of the Korean War." -- "Mac Coffman"

"This memoir is about war, but it addresses a different aspect of war: the struggle of men and women in the U.S. Army who were called upon to expend their efforts and their lives preserving human life during this vicious combat." -- "McCormick (SC) Messenger"

"His descriptions are full of detail, often vivid, regularly most critical of the US Medical Corps." -- "Medicine, Conflict, and Survival"

"The authors have skillfully blended the surgeon's personal experiences into the bigger picture of military medicine, providing the reader with an informative and interesting account of the MASH and its impact during the Korean War." -- "Military"

"Exposes the true nature of the Korean conflict from a medical perspective.... An excellent account of the history of MASH units and how they operated in Korea." -- "Navy Medicine"

"Apel shows the true side of the Army hospitals." -- "Ohio Today"

"The book is a wonderful paean to all our men and women who served in Korea." -- "Ohioana Quarterly"

"Provides a close look at the way a MASH functioned.... The Apels have produced a well written and useful book." -- "Southern Historian"

About the Author

Apel who has been in private practice for forty-four years as a surgeon.

Apel is an attorney.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2017 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky; 1 edition (2 Jan. 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XFQLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #477,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top customer reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I, like most, was a big fan of the MASH TV series, and having had a bit of a review of it, decided to see what reading there was out there and came across this.

It is a true perspective of a MASH surgeon, and I for one found it unputdownable, and found myself realising both how alike and how different this book and the series were.

Apel worked as a consultant on the TV series, which I guess is where a lot of the comparisons come from, but I would recommend it as a stand alone book in it's own right - and it certainly shows that not all the time in the MASH was fun and games!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
absolutely brilliant book. i don't read a lot of non-fiction but i have been a huge fan of the TV series ( and later the film ) M*A*S*H ( which, please note, this book has absolutely nothing to do with ) and i have visited South Korea so i decided to give this book a go. a superb read from the opening paragraph, which is one of the best openings to a book i have ever read, fiction or non-fiction. the narrative was well paced and sufficiently detailed without being too technical to easily digest and the accompanying photographs just added to the whole. it was truly enlightening to read about what the conditions were actually like in the MASH units and the truth behind the military and surgical politics and administrative red-tape at the time. i would recommend this book to anyone who has more than a passing interest in the M*A*SH film / TV series, 20th century warfare or surgical history o even just enjoys a good informative read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
The real story of a war by any other name well written
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)

Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars M*A*S*H in real life 5 Dec. 2013
By Edward Hurd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As a long time M*A*S*H fan I've always wanted to know more about the actual history behind the show I've always wanted to know more of the history behind the show and how the MASH came to be; with Dr. Apel's book I can say some of those questions have been answered. It's readable and not boring but I imagine Bernini a fan of the show and the history of the Korean War helps. Also it can be very funny in parts. In short if you've ever been curious about what life in an actual MASH unit was like this it's the book for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended to M*A*S*H fans who are interested in the sources ... 3 April 2017
By A. Silver - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An enjoyable read. Highly recommended to M*A*S*H fans who are interested in the sources of the show and anyone who is interested in learning about the experience of doctors in the Korean War. So glad I bought this!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MASH-The Real Deal 17 Oct. 2010
By Kindle Customer KL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I finally ordered Dr. Apel's book years after it first came out the day after my aunt's military funeral. When the book was first published, the author had sent her a copy. There's a story about her on p. 105 and pictures on the cover and on pp. 106 and 99, LT. Marilyn Brown. She recommended the book highly, but I'd never managed to read it when I'd found it by inter-library loan or when I'd borrowed Dad's copy. But after Marilyn's funeral I sent for my own copy and read it.

For years she had shared her adventures, her fear, her funny stories, her painful PTSD memories. I had always known MASH, even before the TV show. Marilyn lived it, both the laughter and the tears. Through her, I got it second-hand. Through this book many others can come to understand what these men and women, these ordinary heroes, accomplished and suffered as they set the standard for battlefield medicine in the modern era.

I highly recommend this book and would even if I didn't have a personal connection to it. The reader is presented with an historical angle rarely seen, with insight into the staffs' daily lives, with events and anecdotes that educate, inspire and entertain-- some of which made their way into MASH scripts for TV. The story about everyone at the 8076 coloring their hair with henna was turned into everyone at the 4077 bleaching their hair blonde while Hot Lips was on leave in Tokyo.
Look for other parallels. You'll find them. Enjoy.

Kim Lawrence
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartily agree and applaud Dr. Apel for his work.. 1 July 2015
By Floyd R. Cooper Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was stationed at the 44th M.A.S.H. in 1957. Dr. Apel's book is accurate and on target. Great read for someone there.
The docs, the nurses, the techs, the chopper pilots were all first class and would make Gen. Patton proud. I was honored
to be there. Never forgotten. Floyd Cooper, Capt. MC
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable. Don't expect to see Hawkeye or Trapper ... 7 Sept. 2016
By JT - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very readable. Don't expect to see Hawkeye or Trapper here: this is the real war--the real story
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know
click to open popover