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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • DMZ Crossingby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship... 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...

  • Voices from the Korean Warby Richard Peters; Xiaobing Li

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    "In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, 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...

  • 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...

  • The War Came Home with Himby Catherine Madison

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    During his years as a POW in North Korea, ?Doc? Boysen endured hardships he never intended to pass along, especially to his family. Men who refused to eat starved; his children would clean their plates. Men who were weak died; his children would develop character. They would also learn to fear their father, the hero. In a memoir at once harrowing... more...

  • The Unfinished War -- Koreaby Bong K. Lee

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 30.95

    Are we heading for a new Korean War? Lee presents the history, the current situation, and US involvement, drawing on 25 years in the US and Asia with the Ford Foundation, the UN and the Asian Development Bank, using recently de-classified documents and pe more...

  • Shield of the Great Leaderby Joseph S. Bermudez

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 36.31

    The first unclassified account of the armed forces of one of the most isolated and unpredictable nations in Asia - North Korea. more...

  • The Forgotten Fewby Doug Hurst

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    An action-packed story of the men of the RAAF's No 77 fighter squadron, the only RAAF squadron to take part in the Korean War; initially with propeller driven World War II vintage mustangs which were replaced by meteor jet fighters when the Chinese, with their MiG 15s, entered the war. more...

  • Paths to Peaceby Elizabeth Stanley

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 62.50

    Paths to Peace develops a theory about the domestic obstacles to peace in interstate wars?and the role of domestic leadership changes in overcoming these obstacles?and it tests this theory in historical case studies of the Korean War and statistical analysis of interstate wars since 1862. more...