Beyond the Shadow of Camptown
Korean Military Brides in America
Paperback ISBN: 0814796990
Since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, nearly 100,000 Korean women have immigrated to the United States as the wives of American soldiers. Based on extensive oral interviews and archival research,Beyond the Shadow of the Camptowns tells the stories of these women, from their presumed association with U.S. military camptowns and prostitution to their struggles within the intercultural families they create in the United States. Historian Ji-Yeon Yuh argues that military brides are a unique prism through which to view cultural and social contact between Korea and the U.S. After placing these women within the context of Korean-U.S. relations and the legacies of both Japanese and U.S. colonialism vis á vis military prostitution, Yuh goes on to explore their lives, their coping strategies with their new families, and their relationships with their Korean families and homeland. Topics range from the personal—the role of food in their lives—to the communal the efforts of military wives to form support groups that enable them to affirm Korean identity that both American and Koreans would deny them. Relayed with warmth and compassion, this is the first in-depth study of Korean military brides, and is a groundbreaking contribution to Asian American, women's, and "new" immigrant studies, while also providing a unique approach to military history.
The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950
Paperback ISBN: 0140292594
Interweaving eyewitness accounts and personal reminiscences, the author of The Last Parallel offers a chilling account of the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War, describing how badly outnumbered American Marines overcame fierce odds and brutal weather conditions to escape Chinese encirclement. Reprint.
Brothers at War
The Unending Conflict in Korea
Paperback ISBN: 0393348857
"Offers a comprehensive history of the Korean War, explaining how it started, why it still hasn't technically ended and describes how North Korea continues to stockpile weapons with assistance from China, while its people go without the basic necessities of life. 20,000 first printing."
China's Battle for Korea
The 1951 Spring Offensive
Hardcover ISBN: 0253011574
Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally pushed the Chinese back above the 38th parallel. After China’s defeat in this epic five-week battle, Mao Zedong and the Chinese leadership became willing to conclude the war short of total victory. China's Battle for Korea offers new perspectives on Chinese decision making, planning, and execution; the roles of command, political control, and technology; and the interaction between Beijing, Pyongyang, and Moscow, while providing valuable insight into Chinese military doctrine and the reasons for the UN’s military success.
The Coldest War
A Memoir of Korea
Paperback ISBN: 0312265115
A personal account of the Korean War, as chronicled by a young Marine lieutenant, describes the harsh realities of war, the pressures of command, the struggle for survival, and the tragic impact of the war on all Americans.
The Coldest Winter
America and the Korean War
Paperback ISBN: 0786888628
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explores the lesser-known elements of heroism and pathos that marked the Korean War, in a narrative successor to The Best and the Brightest that evaluates political decisions and miscalculations on both sides of the conflict. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Darkest Summer
Pusan and Inchon 1950: the Battles That Saved South Korea-and the Marines-From Extinction
Paperback ISBN: 1416571752
Told in Band of Brothers style, the dramatic first three months of the Korean War, when South Korea was saved from Communist conquest.
An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
Paperback ISBN: 0804176604
Traces the inspirational story of famous Navy aviator duo Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown, recounting how they defied convention to serve their country, overcame racial barriers, and protected one another on a daring Korean War mission.
F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War
Paperback ISBN: 1846034116
The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War, this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air force. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.