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Korean War

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  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang

    by Kang Chol-Hwan and 1 more

    'I beseech you to read this account' - Christopher HitchensA magnificent, harrowing testimony to the voiceless victims of North Korea.Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Home

    by Toni Morrison

    An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home -- and himself in it -- may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Korean War

    A History

    by Bruce Cumings

    series Modern Library Chronicles #33
    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • A Kim Jong-Il Production

    The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History

    by Paul Fischer

    A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regimeBefore becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Battle for Pusan

    A Memoir

    by Addison Terry

    “A great read [that] has frozen the events in print that molded great men who stood alone on the mainland of Asia against the first Asian Communist Army to engage the West.”–From the Foreword by Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, Jr., USAF (Ret.), author of God Is My Co-PilotThe rapid-fire success of the North Korean Army’s (NKA) invasion of South Korea, launched on June 25, 1950, and supported by Russia ... Read more

    $9.34 AUD

  • This Kind of War

    The Classic Military History of the Korean War

    by T. R. Fehrenbach

    The book that former Defense Secretary James Mattis recommends as America faces the threat of conflict with North Korea.In a recent story, Newsweek reported: “Amid increasingly deteriorating relations between the U.S. and North Korea, as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchange barbs and the threat of a nuclear conflict looms, Mattis responded to a question on how best to avoid such a war. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Rangers in Korea

    The War the World Didn't Want to Remember, Fought by the Men the World Will Never Forget

    by Robert W. Black

    A generation before Vietnam, the war for Korea raged. It was as rough and dirty a war as has ever been fought—a war small in history, but very large to the men who waged it. . . .In the Korean War, one group above all others distinguished itself, a small elite band who volunteered for action behind enemy lines. They were the men of the U. S. Army’s legendary Rangers. They succeeded in making the ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • The Calligrapher's Daughter

    by Eugenia Kim

    Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country.When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Chosin

    by Eric Hammel

    ChosinHeroic Ordeal of the Korean WarEric HammelTold from the point of view of the men in the foxholes and tanks, outposts, and command posts, Eric Hammels Chosin is the definitive account of the epic retreat under fire of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir in December 1950. The author first sketches in the errors and miscalculations on the part of the American high command that ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Devotion

    An Epic Story of Heroism, Brotherhood and Sacrifice

    by Adam Makos

    The new book from the author of A Higher Call (a Sunday Times bestseller) tells the overwhelming true story of the most incredible rescue mission you will ever read.Devotion is the gripping story of the US Navy's most famous aviator duo - Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Jesse Brown, a black sharecropper's son from Mississippi. Against all odds, Jesse beat back racism to become ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • MASH

    An Army Surgeon in Korea

    by Otto F. Apel M.D. and 1 more

    When North Korean forces invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, Otto Apel was a surgical resident living in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and three young children. A year later he was chief surgeon of the 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital constantly near the front lines in Korea. Immediately upon arriving in camp, Apel performed 80 hours of surgery. His feet swelled so badly that he had to cut ... Read more

    $54.77 AUD

  • Triumph at Kapyong

    Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

    by Dan Bjarnason

    Afghanistan is not Canada’s first war in Asia. We’ve been there before, a half century ago … in Korea. And it was a meat grinder, scarcely remembered now … a war in which on one hilltop, on one April night, freshly-minted Canadians soldiers made a desperate stand that prevented catastrophe. In all, twenty-five thousand Canadians fought in Korea. By the time the shooting stopped, more than five ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Marine!

    The Life of Chesty Puller

    by Burke Davis

    The gripping story of an extraordinary American hero, the most decorated man in US Marine Corps history, from a New York Times–bestselling author.“We are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!” —Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMCIn the glorious chronicles of the US Marine Corps, no name is more revered than that of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Impossible State

    North Korea, Past and Future

    by Victor Cha

    The definitive account of North Korea - its veiled past and uncertain future - from former White House adviser and Korea expert Victor Cha‘We killed Americans.We are killing Americans.We will kill Americans.’North Korean schoolchildren conjugating verbsHow did North Korea become The Impossible State, where citizens found humming South Korean pop songs risk being sent to a gulag, and yet a starving ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

    by Victor Maere

    How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a ... Read more

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  • MIG Alley: The Fight For Air Superiority [Illustrated Edition]

    by William Y’Blood

    Includes more than 20 photo illustrationsThe fight for air superiority began the day the Korean War started and only ended with the armistice three years later. Once the shock of the North Koreans’ invasion wore off, it did not take long for the United States Air Force, assisted by other United Nations air forces, to destroy the North Korean Air Force. The arrival of the MiG-15 in November 1950, ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Kinship of Secrets

    by Eugenia Kim

    The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart'A gorgeous achievement' Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko'Graceful, poignant and moving' Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The SympathizerIn 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Give Me Tomorrow

    The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story -- The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

    by Patrick K. O'Donnell

    An epic story of valor and sacrifice by a legendary Marine company in the Korean War brought to gripping, cinematic light by an acclaimed historian ("Gives the brave Marines of George Company long overdue recognition"--New York Post)"What would you want if you could have any wish?" asked the photojournalist of the haggard, bloodied Marine before him. The Marine gaped at his interviewer. The ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Frozen Chosen

    The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir

    by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    In November 1950 The US 1st Marine Division was trapped in the Chosin Reservoir following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, the ensuing battle is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.' The soldiers who fought there would later become known as the 'Frozen Chosen'.Published now in paperback, this ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Darkest Summer

    Pusan and Inchon 1950: The Battles That Saved South Korea--and the Marines--from Extinction

    by Bill Sloan

    The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War’s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went— however briefly—from the depths of despair to the exultation of total conquest. Drawing on ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • MASH Angels: Tales of an Air-Evac Helicopter Pilot in the Korean War

    Tales of an Air-Evac Helicopter Pilot in the Korean War

    by Richard C. Kirkland

    An inspiring first-hand account by military aviation pioneer Richard Kirkland recounts how he and a handful of daring helicopter pilots revolutionized battlefield medical evacuation and blazed the trail for modern air-evac flying. Prior to the Korean War, the helicopter was all but unknown, and rescue was uncertain at best for downed pilots and wounded soldiers stranded behind enemy lines. In MASH ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • To The Last Round

    The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951

    by Andrew Salmon

    NEW PAPERBACK EDITION‘Salmon’s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings alive an unjustly forgotten conflict’ Time OutWith even World War II now just on the edges of living memory, and with British forces now engaged in a lengthy, brutal and attritional old-fashioned war in Afghanistan, historical attention is starting to turn to the Korean War of the early 1950s. And remarkably, the ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • US Army's First, Last, and Only All-Black Rangers

    The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War, 1950-1951

    by Edward L. Posey

    The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) was the first and only all-black Ranger unit in the history of the United States Army. The company’s life span covered ten months, from selection and training through a seven-month combat deployment in Korea, after which the unit was deactivated. The 2nd and 4th Rangers were among the units initially assigned to the Eighth Army and were considered to be ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Jets at Sea

    Naval Aviation in Transition, 1945–55

    by Leo Marriott

    As World War Two drew to a close, jet-powered aircraft were beginning to be introduced into service. To take advantage of this major development it was necessary for all the worlds air powers to rethink combat tactics and develop the means of handling these faster and generally larger aircraft in the air, on land and especially at sea. As this modern breed approached and finally broke the sound ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD