Korean War: A Reading List

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Air Force, U.S.

Bruning, John R. Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea. Dulles, Va: Brassey's, 1999.

Futrell, Robert F. The U.S. Air Force in Korea, 1950-53. Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1983.

Jackson, Robert. Air War Korea 1950-1953. Osceola, Wis.: Motorbooks International, 1998.

Sherwood, John Darrell. Officers in Flight Suits: The Story of American Air Force Pilots in the Korean War. N.Y.: New York Univ. Press, 1996.

Army, U.S.

Appleman, Roy E. South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1961.

Hermes, Walter. Truce Tent & Fighting Front. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1966.

Mossman, Billy C. Ebb & Flow: November 1950-July 1951. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1990.

Spiroff, Boris R. Korea: Frozen Hell On Earth. N.Y.: Vantage Press, 1995.

Atrocities, Communist

Chinnery, Philip D. Korean Atrocity! Forgotten War Crimes, 1950-1953. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000.

Chinese Intervention

Appleman, Roy E. Disaster in Korea: The Chinese Confront MacArthur. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1989.

Hoyt, Edwin P. The Day the Chinese Attacked. N.Y.: Paragon House, 1990.

Roe, Patrick C. The Dragon Strikes: China and the Korean War, June-December 1950. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 2000.

Spurr, Russell. Enter the Dragon: China's Undeclared War Against the U.S. in Korea, 1950-51. N.Y.: Newmarket Press, 1988.

Chipyong-ni, Battle

Hamburger, Kenneth E. Leadership in the Crucible: The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels and Chipyong-ni. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Chosin Reservoir, Battle

Appleman, Roy E. Escaping the Trap. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990.

Hammel, Eric. Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War. Navato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1981.

Hopkins, William B. One Bugle, No Drums. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1986.

Russ, Martin. Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950. N.Y.: Fromm International, 1999.

Wilson, Jim. Retreat Hell: We're Just Attacking in Another Direction. N.Y.: William Morrow & Co., 1988.


Bermudez, Jr., Joseph. North Korean Special Forces. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Mahoney, Kevin. Formidable Enemies. Navato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 2001.

General Histories

Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950-53. N.Y.: Times Books, 1987.

Duncan, David Douglas. This is War: A Photo Narrative of the Korean War. Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1951.

Dvorchak, Robert J. Battle For Korea: The Associated Press History of the Korean Conflict. Conshohocken, Pa.: Combined Books, Inc., 1993.

Edwards, Paul M. The Korean War: A Historical Dictionary. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Fehrenbach, T.R. This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History. Dulles, Va.: Brassey's, 1994.

Giangreco, D.M. War in Korea, 1950-1953. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1990.

Goldstein, Donald M. and Harry J. Maihafer. The Korean War: The Story and Photography. Dulles, Va.: Brassey's, 2000.

Hickey, Michael. The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism. N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1999.

Hoyt, Edwin P. On to the Yalu. N.Y.: Military Heritage Press, 1985. Hoyt, Edwin P. The Bloody Road to Panmunjom. N.Y.: Stein & Day, 1984.

Miller, John, et al. Korea: 1951-53. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1972.

Paschall, Rod. Witness to War in Korea. N.Y.: The Berkley Pub. Group, 1995.

Pratt, Sherman W. Decisive Battles of the Korean War. N.Y.: Vantage Press, 1992.

Sandler, Stanley. The Korean War: No Victors, No Vanquished. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1999.

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