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  • 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...

  • Red Devils over the Yaluby Igor Seidov; Stuart Britton

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first - and only - full-scale air war in the jet age. It was in the skies of North Korea where Soviet and American pilots came together in fierce aerial clashes. The best pilots of the opposing systems, the most powerful air forces, and the most up-to-date aircraft in the world in this period of history came together... more...

  • Korea: The Impossible Countryby Daniel Tudor

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    [Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic... more...

  • The Koreasby Mary Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 105.00

    Asia in Focus: The Koreas is the most complete, accessible, and up-to-date resource available on both North Korea and South Korea. more...

  • The Korean Warby Paul Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 72.00

    Despite the American tendency to bypass it, the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 was a watershed in American history. It was in Korea, for the first time, that the United States committed its armed forces to limiting an expansion, by Communist forces, which many believed was designed to take over the world; it was also the first war that a world organization,... more...

  • Korea, the Divided Nationby Edward Olsen

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Following its liberation from Japanese colonialism, at the end of WWII, Korea was divided into two separate nations. Because the Korean nation enjoyed a long dynastic history, its postwar partition was particularly traumatic. The ensuing Cold War years spawned the Korean War and subsequent decades of strained inter-Korean relations and tensions in... more...

  • The History of Koreaby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    The Koreas are two of the few countries in the East Asian world to successfully maintain political and cultural independence from China. Originated by the Han-Ye-Maek people who had migrated from North China to Manchuria and the Korean peninsula since 2000 BCE, three Korean dynasties?Great Silla, Koryo, and Choson?kept peace and prosperity in the... more...

  • Inter-Korean Relationsby Samuel S. Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    In post-cold War thinking, North Korea was expected to collapse and be absorbed into a single Korean state by the democratic regime in South Korea. Fifteen years later, this has not happened, and June 2000 saw a summit making the warmest inter-Korean relations yet. Over that time period, the two Korean states found instead new mechanisms and methods... more...