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War and intervention, 1950-1953

  • The Final Crucibleby Lee Ballenger

    Potomac Books Inc. 2006; US$ 9.95

    Close-quarters combat during the Korean War more...

  • Fortune Favours the Braveby A. J. Barker

    Pen and Sword 2001; US$ 9.99

    All too little remembered today, the Korean War was bitterly fought out under atrocious conditions of weather and terrain. Greatly outnumbered by their Communist Chinese and North Korean enemy, the United Nations forces fought with extraordinary resolve and gallantry. The Hook, the name given to a prominent ridge on the Peninsula, saw more blood spilt... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Slinging the Bull in Koreaby John Campbell; Katherine Kallestad

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The author's adventures in creating military propaganda foreshadow forty years of U.S. efforts to manipulate it's adversaries and sway public opinion. 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...

  • 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...

  • United Nations Participants in the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    When in 1950 the United Nations called upon its members to provide aid to South Korea, more than forty nations responded. Some of these sent troops which fought under the United Nations Command, some sent commodities and medical supplies. Some nations offered moral and political support but for a variety of reasons were not able to send aid. This book... more...