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Korean War 1950-1953, The
Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical, Book - Reference - Military
Product Line: Essential Histories - 20th Century Conflicts Excluding the World Wars
Author: Carter Malkasian
Publish Date: 2001
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7x10x.3"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New     » Other conditions available
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147624035 OSPESS008 ESS8 Softcover MINT/New

The Korean War was a significant turning point in the Cold War. This book explains how the conflict in a small peninsula in East Asia had a tremendous impact on the entire international system and the balance of power between the two superpowers, America and Russia. Through the conflict, the West demonstrated its resolve to thwart Communist aggression and the armed forces of China, the Soviet Union and the United States came into direct combat for the only time during the Cold War.

Contents:

Introduction
Chronology
Background to war: Two Koreas, the Superpowers and China
Outbreak: The Communists strike
The fighting: Avoiding a third world war
Portrait of a soldier: Patrolling, raiding and digging
The world around war: The domestic and international impact
Portrait of a civilian: Kyonshill Kang
How the war ended: Closing moves
Conclusion and consequences
The significance of the Korean War in the history of warfare

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