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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951by Paul MacKenzie

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military action since World War II. This book is the first to compare in depth what happened and why. Using official and unofficial... more...

  • In Enemy Handsby Larry Zellers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.00

    A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until his release in 1953, Zellers endured brutal conditions and inhumane treatment. Through his story, Zellers shows that, despite the opinion that... more...

  • A Morning in Juneby James W. Evans; John S. D. Eisenhower

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    By June 1953 the Korean War, marked at the outset by extremely fluid advances and retreats up and down the peninsula, had settled into position warfare very near the original pre-war demarcation line between North and South Korea. At this point both sides were fighting to win a peace, to achieve incremental advantages that could be translated into... more...

  • The Naval Air War in Koreaby Richard P. Hallion

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    ?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 U.S. Fleet, 18th Edition... more...

  • Officers in Flight Suitsby John Darrell Sherwood

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    The United States Air Force fought as a truly independent service for the first time during the Korean War. Ruling the skies in many celebrated aerial battles, even against the advanced Soviet MiG-15, American fighter pilots reigned supreme. Yet they also destroyed virtually every major town and city in North Korea, demolished its entire crop irrigation... more...

  • Operation Broken Reedby Arthur L. Boyd

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    At the height of the Korean War, President Truman launched one of the most important intelligence - gathering operations in history. So valuable were the mission?s findings about the North Korean-Soviet-Chinese alliance that it is no stretch to say they prevented World War III. Only one man — sworn to secrecy for a half-century—survived Operation... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim... more...

  • Ship of Miraclesby Bill Gilbert; Alexander M Haig

    Triumph Books 2000; US$ 13.99

    It was a miracle worthy of the season. When Captain Leonard La Rue spied from his twelve-man merchant ship, the Meredith Victory, the throng of Korean refugees on the docks of a city in flames, he didn't hesitate to do what others would consider impossible. In December of 1950, La Rue and his skeleton crew rescued fourteen thousand Korean refugees... 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...