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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • A Christmas Far from Homeby Stanley Weintraub

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    An anecdote-rich narrative of the 1950 holiday season during the Korean War, when, just after Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of US troops were surrounded in the Chosin reservoir area by hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and began a terrible and difficult retreat, which finally ended on Christmas Day. more...

  • The Korean Warby Stanley Sandler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • China's Battle for Koreaby Xiaobing Li

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally... more...

  • Korea - ein vergessener Krieg?by Matthias Uhl; Bernd Bonwetsch

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 46.00

    Der Koreakrieg ist durch den Waffenstillstand vom 27. Juli 1953 nur eingefroren und kann jederzeit wieder ausbrechen. Ein Friedensvertrag existiert bis zum heutigen Tag nicht. Pjöngjangs Politik ist heute noch so undurchschaubar wie damals. Trotzdem sind unsere Kenntnisse - insbesondere dank der Veröffentlichung sowjetischer und chinesischer Quellen... more...

  • A Short History of the Korean Warby James L. Stokesbury

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    As pungent and concise as his short histories of both world wars, Stokesbury's survey of "the half war" takes a broad view and seems to leave nothing out but the details. The first third covers the North Korean invasion of June 1950, the Pusan perimeter crisis, MacArthur's master stroke at Inchon and the intervention by Chinese forces that November.... more...

  • Truman, MacArthur and the Korean Warby Dennis D. Wainstock

    Enigma Books 2011; US$ 19.00

    The best concise military history of the first year of the Korean War and the Truman-MacArthur crisis. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military Historyby Spencer C. Tucker; Jr. Paul G. Pierpaoli

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 295.00

    A multidimensional, multidisciplinary work on one of the least understood but most important conflicts in modern history. more...

  • The Naval Air War in Koreaby Richard P. Hallion

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    “In The Naval Air War in Korea , Dr. Hallion has captured the fact, feel- ing, and fancy of a very important conflict in aviation history, in- cluding the highly significant facets of the transition from piston to jet-propelled combat aircraft.”—Norman Polmar, author of Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the... more...

  • China's Road to the Korean Warby Chen Jian

    Columbia University Press 1995; US$ 31.99

    In October 1950, one year after the establishment of the People?s Republic of China, Mao Zedong and the Beijing leadership sent “Chinese People?s Volunteers? to Korea to fight against United Nations forces moving rapidly toward the Chinese-Korean border. By the end of the three year war that followed, American and Chinese military intervention in... more...

  • I Cannot Forgetby Judith Fenner Gentry; John Wilson Moore

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on the Pusan Perimeter and in one of the forward units of the western column advancing on the Yalu River, he was captured by the Chinese infantry.... more...