The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

Editors: Matray, James I. and Boose Jr., Donald W.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

Single-User Purchase Price: $149.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $224.92
ISBN: 978-1-4094-5562-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.'

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Table of Contents

  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • Notes on Contributors
  • List of Acronyms
  • Introduction - Donald W. Boose, Jr. and James I. Matray
  • PART I POLITICAL BACKGROUND AND PARTICIPANTS
  • 1 Prelude to Conflict, 1910–1948 - Boram Yi
  • 2 South Korea - Jinwung Kim
  • 3 North Korea - Hakjoon Kim
  • 4 The United States - Steven Casey
  • 5 The People's Republic of China - Yafeng Xia
  • 6 Britain and the Commonwealth - Robert Barnes
  • 7 The Soviet Union - Kathryn Weathersby
  • 8 The United Nations - William A. Taylor
  • PART II TACTICS, EQUIPMENT, AND LOGISTICS
  • 9 The Ground Wars, 1948–1953 - Allan R. Millett
  • 10 Airpower - Kenneth P. Werrell
  • 11 Naval Operations - Edward J. Marolda
  • 12 Logistics - Charles R. Shrader
  • 13 Atomic, Chemical, and Biological Weapons - Conrad C. Crane
  • 14 Amphibious Warfare - Donald W. Boose, Jr.
  • 15 Intelligence - Peter G. Knight
  • 16 Special Operations - David Gray
  • 17 American Ground Forces - William M. Donnelly
  • 18 Republic of Korea Army - Il-Song Park
  • 19 Korean People's Army - Robert M. Collins
  • 20 Chinese People's Volunteers Force - Bin Yu
  • 21 United Nations Command and Korean Augmentation - Jiyul Kim
  • 22 British and Commonwealth Forces - Jeffrey Grey
  • PART III THE COURSE OF THE WAR
  • 23 Koreans Invade Korea - James I. Matray
  • 24 To the Pusan Perimeter - Janet G. Valentine
  • 25 The Inch’ŏn Landing - Michael Pearlman
  • 26 North to the Yalu - Paul M. Edwards
  • 27 Chinese Intervention - Michael Sheng
  • 28 Period of Mobile Warfare - S.P. MacKenzie
  • 29 Military Stalemate - Xiaobing Li
  • 30 Kaesŏng and P'anmunjŏm - William C. Latham, Jr.
  • POSTSCRIPT
  • 31 Operations Glory and Big Switch - Charles S. Young
  • 32 Aftermath, 1953–2013 - Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.
  • Appendix: Order of Battle