The Korean War: No Victors, No Vanquished / Edition 1

The Korean War: No Victors, No Vanquished / Edition 1

by Stanley Sandler
     
 

The Korean War has been termed "The Forgotten War" or the "Unknown War." It is a conflict which never assumed the mythic character of the American Civil War or World War II. However, this book asserts, it would be impossible to understand the Cold War and indeed post 1945 global history without knowledge of the Korean War.

Providing a history of the Korean

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Overview

The Korean War has been termed "The Forgotten War" or the "Unknown War." It is a conflict which never assumed the mythic character of the American Civil War or World War II. However, this book asserts, it would be impossible to understand the Cold War and indeed post 1945 global history without knowledge of the Korean War.

Providing a history of the Korean peninsula before the war and including a detailed analysis of the fighting itself, The Korean War goes beyond the battlefield to deal with the war in the air, ground attack, and air evacuation. The study also evaluates the contributions of the UN naval forces, the impact of the war on various homefronts and issues such as defectors, opposition to the war, racial segregation and integration, POWs and the media.

Recently-released Soviet documents are used to assess the role of China, the Soviet Union, North and South Korea and the allied forces in the conflict. This fascinating work offers a unique analysis of the Korean War and will be invaluable to students of twentieth-century history, particularly those concerned with American and Pacific history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813109671
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Maps
1Introduction1
2History and background17
3Invasion and retreat47
4The Pusan Perimeter75
5Inchon landings and pursuit northward85
6The UNC drive north95
7China's intervention and the second great UN retreat117
8Chinese offensives and stabilization of the battlelines129
9The United Nations' first war149
10The air and naval war171
11Behind the lines197
12Home fronts223
13Fighting and negotiating239
14Conclusions263
Notes271
Select bibliography279
Chronology313
Index323

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