Korean War
An American Rabbi in Korea: A Chaplain's Journey in the Forgotten War
An American Rabbi in Korea
A Chaplain's Journey in the Forgotten War
Paperback      ISBN: 0817359222
A firsthand account of the American Jewish experience on the frontlines. During the height of the Korean conflict, 1950-51, Orthodox Jewish chaplain Milton J. Rosen wrote 19 feature-length articles for Der Morgen Zhornal, a Yiddish daily in New York, documenting his wartime experiences as well as those of the servicemen under his care. As chaplain, Rosen was able to offer a unique account of the American Jewish experience on the frontlines and in the United States military while also describing the impact of the American presence on Korean citizens and their culture. His interest in Korean attitudes toward Jews is also a significant theme within these articles. Stanley R. Rosen has translated his father's articles into English and provides background on Milton Rosen's military service before and after the Korean conflict. He presents an introductory overview of the war which includes helpful maps and photographs. The sum is a readable account of war and its turmoil from an astute and compassionate observer.
The Battle for Pusan: A Memoir
The Battle for Pusan
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0345472624
The Battle for Pusan is recalled in meticulous detail, from the initial invasion by North Korean forces in June of 1950 to the tenuous defense of this southern port city over the next few months, in a firsthand account written by a veteran while he recovered from injuries suffered during the battle. Reprint.
Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950
Breakout
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
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."
Bully Able Leader: The Story of a Fighter-Bomber Pilot in the Korean War
Bully Able Leader
The Story of a Fighter-Bomber Pilot in the Korean War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811710262
- Action-packed memoir by an American pilot and squadron commander in the Korean War - What it was like to fly the F-80 Shooting Star against MiGs and ground targets - Author flew 112 combat missions in five major campaigns in 1950-51 - "Bully Able Leader" was the author's radio call sign
China's Battle for Korea: The 1951 Spring Offensive
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.
A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War
A Christmas Far from Home
An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War
Paperback      ISBN: 0306824132
"From an acclaimed historian, the dramatic story of the Christmas escape of thousands of American troops overwhelmingly surrounded by the enemy in Korea's harsh terrain. Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, five months into the Korean War, General MacArthurflew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an 'end-the-war-by-Christmas' offensive despite recent intervention by Mao's Chinese, who would soon trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, anoverwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve. In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season"--
A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War
A Christmas Far from Home
An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival During the Korean War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306822326
"From an acclaimed historian, the dramatic story of the Christmas escape of thousands of American troops overwhelmingly surrounded by the enemy in Korea's harsh terrain. Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, five months into the Korean War, General MacArthurflew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an 'end-the-war-by-Christmas' offensive despite recent intervention by Mao's Chinese, who would soon trap tens of thousands of US troops poised toward the Yalu River border. Led by Marines, anoverwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir fastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troop ships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve. In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season"--
The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea
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
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.