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War and intervention, 1950-1953

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • A Guide to Films on the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 98.95

    Written by a knowledgeable film critic and Korean War scholar, this is the only guide exclusively devoted to the study of Hollywood and television films based on the Korean War, 1950-1953. It opens with eight short essays, discussing the appeal of the war film genre, government and filmmaker cooperation, the isolation of Korean War films from other... more...

  • The Korean Warby Donald M. Goldstein; Harry J. Maihafer

    Potomac Books Inc. 2000; US$ 14.95

    Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War, this compelling photographic history tells the entire story of the war more...

  • Mao, Stalin and the Korean Warby Shen Zhihua

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and provides an insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War. more...