Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

  • Author: Paul Edwards
  • Publication Date: 20 Feb 2013
  • ISBN: 9781782001812
  • Format: eBook (ePub)
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A 'forgotten war' in modern history, the Korean War is rarely given much recognition or studied in detailed. In fact, it was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century, a deadly clash of world-views as the UN allied itself with South Korea against the massed ranks of North Korean armies backed by Communist China. In this new book, Paul Edwards presents a fresh look at the Korean War, focusing on a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict. Beginning with a look at the war itself, Edwards goes onto tell the stories of the Salvation Army band that disappeared; UFO sightings; the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Maggie Higgins, and her battle to report in Korea as an equal with her male counterparts; and an operation to rescue orphan children. It also provides a fascinating look at the propaganda materials dropped over Korea by both sides. This miscellany of the war allows readers to dip in and out of this e-book only title, a perfect e-book for the daily commute.

Biographical Note

PhD in History from St. Andrews University (Scotland), retired professor at Graceland University, and currently senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Korean War. The author has published fourteen non-fiction works on the Korean War: Between the Lines of World War II (McFarland); Historical Dictionary of the Korean War (Scarecrow Press); Small United States and United Nations Ships During the Korean War. (McFarland); The Hill Wars of the Korean Conflict (McFarland); Combat Operations in the Korean War (McFarland); American Soldier's Lives: The Korean War (Greenwood); Korean War Almanac (Facts on File); To Acknowledge a War (Greenwood); A to Z of the Korean War (Scarecrow Press); The Korean War (Krieger Publishing); A Guide to Films on the Korean War (Greenwood); The Inchon Landing (Greenwood); The Hermit Kingdom: Poems of the Korean War (Kendall-Hart); General Matthew Ridgway (Greenwood)