The Korean War

The Korean War

by Paul M. Edwards

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An essential piece of the increasing scholarship on and about the Korean War. See more details below


An essential piece of the increasing scholarship on and about the Korean War.

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Begins with a brief history of the Korean War, a comparison of war statistics, and a chronology. The bibliography contains 2,205 briefly annotated entries arranged in sections on the official view of the war, causes and conflicts, histories from the points of view of the different branches of the military involved, military operations, special topics ranging from women in the military to propaganda and psychological warfare, responses to the war, and analyses. Indexed by subject and author. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"[A] well researched volume that should be of great use to those interested in the evolution of the nation's organized militia after the Civil War."


Army History

"Today, 50-plus years after the conflict, the experience of being a soldier during the Korean War is generally unknown. Edwards presents a concise text for students and general readers offering an overview of the daily routines of soldiers during The Forgotten War. Coverage includes background information on the outbreak of the war and physical and cultural aspects of Korea; phases and campaigns; the process of raising a military force for the war; learning to be a soldier and to fight with WWII weapons; life on the front; care of the wounded and dead; life behind the line; soldiers' attitudes about enemies and allies; media, morale, and myths; religion, relaxation, and entertainment; returning home; and how the war is remembered by veterans. The text also includes a timeline and an extensive bibliography."


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Product Details

Rourke Enterprises, Incorporated
Publication date:
Flashpoints Series
Age Range:
12 Years

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