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The A to Z of the Korean War : A to Z Guides - Paul M. Edwards

The A to Z of the Korean War

A to Z Guides

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Published: 30th June 2005
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The Korean War is often regarded as the "forgotten war," however, considering its historical significance it should be anything but. It was the first pitched battle between the communist forces and a coalition of the United Nations. While it was not the last such war in Asia, it did stem the tide in East Asia and permitted South Korea to prosper while North Korea decayed. This guide is prepared with the student and interested lay reader in mind. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the Korean War through: - a timeline of events - an introduction that explains the place, its history, and the phases, costs, and consequences of the war - dictionary entries that summarize the significance of the persons, places, organizations, military operations, battles, weaponry, and other elements of the war - a bibliography of accessible resources for further research

This guide provides an overview of the Korean War suitable for students and the general reader. The entries summarize the significance of relevant places, people, organizations, military operations and weaponry, while Edward's introduction explains the history of Korea and the phases, costs and consequences of the war. The text includes a timeline and a bibliography of resources for further research.

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Reader's Notes Part 3 List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 4 List of Maps Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendix I: Casualties Part 9 Appendix II: UN Commanders Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author

ISBN: 9780810849174
ISBN-10: 0810849178
Series: A to Z Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 30th June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 13.97  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 7