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Children's LiteratureFor many years the military events in Korea from 1950-53 were known as "The Forgotten War." During those three years hundreds upon thousands of South Korean, American, and United Nations troops fought a vicious war with over a million North Koreans and Chinese soldiers. More than 34,000 Americans died in the Korean War. Combat featured frigid temperatures, arduous mountain fighting, a ruthless and highly motivated opponent, and brutal treatment of POW's by both sides. Simply put, the Korean War combined all the traits that one could expect from a twentieth century clash of rival political and ethnic forces. Grant's story of this bloody and often overlooked conflict is capably told. Using the approaches that typify the "Atlas of Conflicts" series to which this book belongs the author combines a readable narrative with numerous photographs and colorful maps. In fact, the maps go a long way toward explaining the geography and the events that the author discusses. Also included are sidebars that capture interesting quotations and bits of information related to the text's central themes. The Korean War is a strong work of history that elucidates a conflict that was both an important element of the Cold War and a forgotten chapter in American history. 2005, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck