|•||tell a story, or several interrelated stories, in prose, published separately, comprising at least about 100 printed pages.|
|•||were written by a U.S. citizen (a few exceptions are so marked).|
|•||were published between 1945 and 1982.|
|•||mainly treat the American military experience between VE-Day and 1962.|
The list is not exhaustive but should cover the vast majority of works in the field. Besides relevance to the subject of the American military experience in the period, practical considerations governed the sampling process. As the works had to be traced, found, and read, availability in American libraries or secondhand- book stores in the early eighties became a pragmatic basis of selection.
The alphabetical list is followed by a chapter-related listing that divides the works into categories as used in the text.
Albert Marvin H. All the Young Men. New York: Pocket Books, 1960.
Korean-combat story based on a movie screenplay by Hall Bartlett. A squad- sized group of Marines hold a strategically important position against Chinese