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The A to Z of the Korean War /
Paul M. Edwards.
edition
Rev. pbk. ed.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005.
description
xxxix, 307 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0810849178 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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series title
imprint
Lanham, Md. : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005.
isbn
0810849178 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
general note
"Revised paperback edition of The Korean War: a historical dictionary"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
5584318
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305).
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...a welcome addition to the expanding body of literature about the Korean War.
Paul M. Edwards, director of the Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University, Independence, Missouri, is one of the countries most prolific students of the conflict....the book is a worthy addition to the reference section of most libraries.
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.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2005
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Long Description
The A to Z of the Korean War is an abridged edition of The Korean War A Historical Dictionary also written by Paul M. Edwards. This A to Z guide is prepared with the student and interested lay reader in mind. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the Korean War through is timeline of events 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 and bibliography of accessible resources for further research. Photographs from the author's collection of live scenes from the war are also included.
Long Description
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
Long Description
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
Long Description
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
Long Description
The Korean War 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. Dictionary entries summarize the significance of the persons, places, organizations, military operations, battles, weaponry, and other elements of the war.
Unpaid Annotation
This A to Z guide is prepared with the student and interested lay reader in mind. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the Korean War through its timeline of events; 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; and bibliography of accessible resources for further research. Photographs from the author's collection of live scenes from the war are also included.

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