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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Voice from the Northby Sun Joo Kim

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Voice from the North resurrects the forgotten historical memory of the people and region in late Choson Korea while also enriching the social history of the country. Sun Joo Kim accomplishes this by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in Korea's northwestern region who was also a member of the... 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...

  • The Will to Winby Bryan R. Gibby

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Will to Win focuses on the substantial role of US military advisors to the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) from 1946 until 1953 in one of America?s early attempts at nation building.   Gibby describes ROKA?s structure, mission, challenges, and successes, thereby linking the South Korean... more...

  • Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalismby Hong Kal

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    While most studies on Korean nationalism centre on textual analysis, Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism offers a different approach. It looks at expositions, museums and the urban built environment at particular moments in both colonial and postcolonial eras and analyses their discursive relations in the construction of Korean nationalism.... more...

  • Between Ally and Partnerby Jae Ho Chung

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    China and South Korea have come a long way since they were adversaries. The arc of their relationship since the late 1970s is an excellent model of East-West cooperation and, at the same time, highlights the growing impact of China's "rise" over its regional neighbors, including America's close allies. South Korea-China relations have rarely been... more...

  • Bipolar Ordersby Hyung Gu Lynn

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 25.95

    North Korea and South Korea are never far from the news headlines - one for the alleged danger it poses to the world, the other for its apparent capitalist success story. In Bipolar Orders, Hyung Gu Lynn analyzes the processes driving both countries since the 1980s. North Korea has experienced severe economic deterioration and increasing international... more...

  • British Soldiers of the Korean Warby Stephen F Kelly

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    <div>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... more...