The Korean War

The Korean War

by Michael Burgan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403438577
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Series: 20th Century Perspectives
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

Table of Contents

The two Koreas — The background — The two Koreas emerge — Moving closer to war — Attack on the South — Wartime leaders— The Pusan Perimeter — From Inchon to the Yalu River — The Chinese counterattack — The American home front — Coming to a halt — Weapons of the war — Prisoners of war — Diplomacy in Korea, politics at home — The Korean people and the war— Later battles — Peace at last — The results of the war — The two Koreas after the war — The United States and the two Koreas today — Korean war timeline.

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