Gr 6-10-These useful resources provide introductory information that will help students understand the conflict's influence on the Cold War, other American military engagements, and U.S. foreign policy. Almanac is divided into two parts. The first section summarizes the major events leading to the war through to the end of hostilities. Included are black-and-white maps; photos; and sidebars containing glossaries and related information on such topics as Korean names, U.N. forces in Korea, and more. The second part contains 12 full or excerpted documents, including a number of firsthand accounts of war experiences. A short introductory statement precedes each document, followed by suggestions of "Things to remember" while reading and a brief discussion of the document's impact. Biographies provides 25 alphabetically arranged entries on international figures such as Dean Acheson, Mao Zedong, and Y Un-hy ng. Each entry includes some personal information but focuses on the person's wartime role. Quotes by the individuals are highlighted in the margins. Average-quality, black-and-white portraits and war scenes illustrate the entries. Both volumes include a lengthy glossary and time line.-Madeleine G. Wright, New Hampton School, NH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.