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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...

  • The Case of Koreaby Henry Chung

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 180.00

    This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of atrocities committed by Japan against Koreans. Entirely impartial... 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...

  • Uncharted Pathby Lee Myung-Bak

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 15.99

    Born poor in the wake of the Korean War, Lee Myung-Bak was destined for a live of poverty. But through intelligence and self-determination, he excelled in school, putting himself through college hauling garbage six times a day to pay for tuition. He then took a low-level job at Hyundai, then an organization of about 90 people. Through a relentless... more...

  • Such Men as Theseby David Sears

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The gripping exploits of United States Navy combat pilots during the Korean War—heroes who inspired James Michener?s classic, The Bridges at Toko-Ri 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...

  • Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalismby Hong Kal

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • MASHby Otto F. M.D. Apel; Pat Apel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2001; US$ 35.00

    When North Korean forces invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, Otto Apel was a surgical resident living in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and three young children. A year later he was chief surgeon of the 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital constantly near the front lines in Korea. Immediately upon arriving in camp, Apel performed 80 hours of surgery.... more...