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Korean War Almanac
  • Authored by: Paul M. Edwards
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Wars
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816060371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6037-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 951.904
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 608


The Korean War was the first “hot war” of the Cold War, the first "police action" undertaken by the United States under the aegis of the United Nations, and the first war to be overshadowed by the menace of nuclear conflagration. It has been called America’s “forgotten war," but it had a profound impact on East-West relations and U.S. foreign and military policy.

Offering a wealth of information, Korean War Almanac contains a day-by-day chronology of the events and the people involved in this important war. Alphabetically arranged entries bring the period to life by vividly describing the people, types of weaponry employed, and many other interesting details relevant to this study. Nearly 70 photographs and maps illustrate the engaging text, and an extensive bibliography aids further research.

Coverage includes:

  • Battle of Changjin Reservoir
  • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
  • Eighth U.S. Army
  • Battle of Heartbreak Ridge
  • Inchon Invasion
  • Iron Triangle
  • Kim II Sung
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH)
  • North Korean People's Army
  • Syngman Rhee
  • Matthew B. Ridgway.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Paul M. Edwards holds a Ph.D. in history from St. Andrews University, Scotland. He is the executive director of the Center for the Study of the Korean War, Graceland University. Edwards has written many books on the Korean War, including Acknowledging a War: The Korean War in American Memory and The Korean War: A Historical Dictionary.

Reviews and Awards

"...would certainly be an excellent purchase for a high-school or public library...academic libraries might also consider its purchase because of its low cost."

"...an excellent resource that is especially useful for anyone concerned with the Korean War. It provides information for those interested in the military and political implications and events of this 'Forgotten War.' It deserves a place in all libraries needing additional resources on this topic."
American Reference Books Annual

"Academic but accessible to the general reader."
Reference & Research Book News

"This book is a masterpiece of history about the war...an excellent book."

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