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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • Historical Dictionary of the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Korean War offers a clear and concise, but inclusive, account of the major events, operations, and individuals involved in the Korean War. It covers the war in terms of people, places, events, and analysis, as well as carefully collected statistical and factual information about units, commanders,... more...

  • Koreaby John Melady; John M. Rockingham

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    The men from across Canada who served and fought in the Korean War were forever changed by what they saw and experienced in a faraway land. Army, navy, and air force all receive their share of long-overdue praise in this important book, which was originally published in 1983 and is now fully revised. more...

  • Life on the Edge of the DMZby Si-Woo Lee; Myung-Hee Kim

    BRILL 2008; US$ 105.00

    The author?s celebrated quest to capture today?s built and natural environment and way of life along the DMZ, separating the two Koreas, is both a stunning literary and photographic achievement. Supported by 150 colour photographs, the book by one of Korea?s renowned photographers takes the reader from Chulwon in the east to Kosung in the west. more...

  • Passing the Testby William T. Bowers; John T. Greenwood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    For U.S. and UN soldiers fighting the Korean War, the spring of 1951 was brutal. The troops faced a tough and determined foe under challenging conditions. The Chinese Spring Offensive of 1951 exemplified the hardships of the war, as the UN forces struggled with the Chinese troops over Line Kansas, a phase line north of the 38th parallel, in a conflict... more...

  • Korea: Traces of a Forgotten Warby James Butcher

    Hellgate Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. In his book, professor James N. Butcher relives his experiences as an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, during the final year of the Korean War (1952-1953). In a graphic portrayal of living conditions on the front, Butcher describes combat actions that occurred in two... more...

  • Rethinking the Korean Warby William Stueck

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Fought on what to Westerners was a remote peninsula in northeast Asia, the Korean War was a defining moment of the Cold War. It militarized a conflict that previously had been largely political and economic. And it solidified a series of divisions--of Korea into North and South, of Germany and Europe into East and West, and of China into the mainland... more...

  • British Soldiers of the Korean Warby Stephen F Kelly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    More than 30,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953 and more than 3,000 died, with over 1,000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those captured died in prison camps. More than 70 per cent of those who fought were 18/19 year olds doing national service. They were poorly trained... more...

  • Understanding the Korean Warby Arthur H. Mitchell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is a study of the Korean War of 1950-1953 from the inside--the nuts and bolts of armed conflict. The perspective is American, with the principal focus on the relationships of the people involved: North and South Koreans, the Chinese and Soviets, and how the U.S. and its allies engaged with them all. The lives of ordinary soldiers are examined--U.S.... more...

  • No Mercy, No Leniencyby Cyril Cunningham

    Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 7.99

    This is the most authoritative and comprehensive British account ever published of the brutal North Korean and Chinese mistreatment of British POWs during the Korean War.The author, a psychologist, was a Scientific Advisor to the POW Intelligence Organisation during the Korean War.He explains in detail how many prisonors were bribed, starved, flogged... more...

  • 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...