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1 Remembering the Forgotten War. Korea: 1950-1953. History Book Club Members Tell Their Korean War Stories.
New York History Book Club 2000 1582880190 / 9781582880198 Softcover Very Good 
152 pages, illustrations, wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "For the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, History Book Club wanted to commemorate those Americans who fought and served in that terrible conflict and invited its Members to send in their recollections of the war. " ; 152 pages 
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2 Remembering the Forgotten War. Korea: 1950-1953. History Book Club Members Tell Their Korean War Stories.
New York History Book Club 2000 1582880190 / 9781582880198 Softcover Very Good 
152 pages, illustrations, wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "For the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, History Book Club wanted to commemorate those Americans who fought and served in that terrible conflict and invited its Members to send in their recollections of the war. " ; 152 pages 
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3 Brady, James The Marines of Autumn: a Novel of the Korean War
New York St. Martin's Griffin 2000 0312280815 / 9780312280819 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[12], 274, [1] pages, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. From Library Journal: On the 50th anniversary of the Korean War come these two novels about marines in combat. Both follow a marine captain through the rigors of infantry fighting to the climax of the Chosin Reservoir campaign in which the marines were besieged by over 100,000 Red Chinese troops. Both reflect on the home life left behind; both strive for insight into, and understanding of, the professional soldier's mind. Beyond that they are quite different. Simmons, a retired brigadier general, held a company command in the war and wrote his novel shortly after returning. For personal reasons, he decided against publication. Now after a distinguished career as author and corps historian, he has released an absorbing tale. His marines are businesslike, dedicated, skilled in their jobs, and generally free from fear, second-guessing, or regret. They understand the demands of war and accept the hardships as part of their profession, remaining human, thoughtful, and complex throughout. Simmons's depth of understanding, insider knowledge, and informed compassion are especially effective. ; 274 pages 
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4 Campigno, Anthony J. A Marine Division in Nightmare Alley
Comet Press Books 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[8], 46 pages, cloth, very good. Scarce. From Keith McFarland's THE KOREAN WAR: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: "Brief account by an enlisted man of the 11th Marines from September - December 1950. Includes the advance to the Yalu and the Chosin Reservoir operation." ; X X 
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5 CLARK, MARK W. General, U.S. Army (Ret.) From the Danube to the Yalu.
New York, Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
369 pages, 8 plates, 1 folding map, cloth, frayed dust jacket otherwise very good. From the DJ: "FROM THE DANUBE TO THE YALU is General Clark's personal story of his seven years of almost constant struggle with the Communists on the battlefield and at the conference table, a struggle which began when he first came face to face with Soviet duplicity as U. S. High Commissioner for Austria in 1945. Though still on active duty when his book CALCULATED RISK was published, he was outspokenly critical of the Allied decision which kept our armies out of the Balkans, thus virtually inviting Soviet aggression. How subsequent history has justified is fears is in large part the subject of his new book. Now retired from the Army, and writing as a private citizen, Mark Clark corrects some widespread misconceptions about the Korean War and makes a blunt appraisal of the results, political and military, of our action there." 
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6 CLARK, MARK W. General, U.S. Army (Ret.) From the Danube to the Yalu. [Signed]
New York, Harper & Brothers 1954 First Edition Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
369 pages, 8 plates, 1 folding map, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Signed by author. From the DJ: "FROM THE DANUBE TO THE YALU is General Clark's personal story of his seven years of almost constant struggle with the Communists on the battlefield and at the conference table, a struggle which began when he first came face to face with Soviet duplicity as U. S. High Commissioner for Austria in 1945. Though still on active duty when his book CALCULATED RISK was published, he was outspokenly critical of the Allied decision which kept our armies out of the Balkans, thus virtually inviting Soviet aggression. How subsequent history has justified is fears is in large part the subject of his new book. Now retired from the Army, and writing as a private citizen, Mark Clark corrects some widespread misconceptions about the Korean War and makes a blunt appraisal of the results, political and military, of our action there." ; Signed by Author 
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7 Coker, Kathryn Roe United States Army Reserve mobilization for the Korean War
Fort Bragg, NC U. S. Army Reserve Command 2013 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
123 pages, illustrations, tables, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. OCH Pub 4-2. Contents include : The Korean War, a General Summary; Mobilization of the Army Reserve, Medal of Honor for Exceptional Soldiers, A Selective Chronology, U. S. Army Reserve Units Deployed, U. S. Army Reserve Units Mobilized. ; 123 pages 
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8 Duncan, David Douglas This is War! A Photo-Narrative in Three Parts.
Harper & Brothers 1951 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
192 pages, illustrated, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "After college, Duncan began to freelance, selling his work to journals such as The Kansas City Star, Life and the National Geographic Magazine. After Pearl Harbor Duncan joined the Marine Corps, earned an officer's commission, and became a combat photographer. After brief postings in California and Hawaii, he was sent to the South Pacific on assignment when the United States entered World War II. Though combat photographers are often close to the action, they rarely fight. However, in a brief engagement at Bougainville Island, Duncan found himself fighting against the Japanese. Duncan also covered the battle of Okinawa, and was on board the USS Missouri during the Japanese surrender. His wartime photographs were so impressive that after the war he was hired by Life to join their staff upon the urging of J. R. Eyerman, Life's chief photographer. During his time with Life he covered many events including the end of the British Raj in India and conflicts in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Perhaps his most famous photographs were taken during the Korean War. He compiled many of his photos into a book called This Is War! (1951) , with the proceeds going to widows and children of Marines who had been killed in the conflict. Duncan is considered to be the most prominent combat photographer of the Korean War." ; Ex-Library 
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9 Fehrenbach, T. R. The Fight for Korea. from the War of 1950 to the Pueblo Incident
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1969 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
165, [2] pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: This important new book by T. R. Fehrenbach brings the story of war and peace up to date. The author, a noted Korea expert, tells how war came in 1950 and why the United States went to the aid of South Korea in its struggle against the Communist North. ; 165 pages 
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10 Fehrenbach, T. R. This Kind of War : a Study in Unpreparedness.
New York Macmillan Company 1963 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xii, 689 pages, well illustrated, many maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "When the guns fell into uneasy silence along the 38th parallel at the end of the war in Korea did not write the end of an era but merely marked a fork on the road the world is still traveling. Mr. Fehrenbach approaches his dramatic, authoritative, and hard-hitting account of that near disastrous war from the angle of those who fought it. While he has drawn from such sources as official records, operations journals, histories, and newspapers, his book is based largely on the personal narratives of men who served in Korea - not the high commanders, but the men who served under them, the platoon leaders in charge of small units slugging across the bloody face of Korea from June 1950 to July 1953. One of the distinguishing aspects of the book, and one that make for immense readability as well as comprehension, is the author's ability to move in these pages very close to each company action, and then stand back and consider the overall scene and the strategic principles involved. From the first North Korean attack through the interminable negotiations at Panmunjom, each phase of the grueling war is covered: MacArthur's masterstroke - the Inch'on invasion - the wild chase northward of the remnants of the North Korean Army, the series of hallucinations and misjudgments culminating in the shattering of the United Nations Army by the Chinese in November 1950, MacArthur's replacement by Ridgeway, the re-recrossing of the 38th parallel, the stalemate, the endless truce talks. " B11-2 ; 689 pages 
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11 FEHRENBACH, T.R. This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History
Washington, Brassey's, Inc. 1994 0028811135 / 9780028811130 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii,483 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. Originally published in 1963 by Macmillan as This kind of war: a study in unpreparedness. From the publisher: "Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work on the Korean War, it provides a clear panoramic view, and a sharply drawn 'you were there' account of American troops in fierce combat against the North Korean and Chinese communist invaders." 
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12 Flint, Roy F. , Peter W. Kozumplik and Thomas J. Waraksa The Arab-Israeli Wars, the Chinese Civil War, and the Korean War
Wayne, NJ Avery Publishing Group Inc. 1987 0895293226 / 9780895293220 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xvi, 128 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial boards, 8 by 11 inches. Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor. ; 128 pages 
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13 Gough, Terrence J U. S. Army Mobilization and Logistics in the Korean War A Research Approach
Center of Military History, United States Army 1987 First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Viii, 123 pages, plates, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. Stated first printing. In addition to providing a detailed chronology of Korean War mobilization and logistics, this study discusses the issues raised in the existing literature, both published and unpublished, and suggests paths for future research. From the foreword by Brigadier General William A. Stofft: "In view of their crucial importance to military success, mobilization and logistics deserve thorough attention from historians. Although the Army’s ability to mobilize has improved in recent years, much remains to be done, and the Korean War experience can provide valuable insights. Planners involved in the attempt to perfect current automated manpower mobilization systems need to prepare for possible strains and even collapse of those systems. In an emergency, we may have to rely on manual methods such as those that saw us through the Korean War. Industrial preparedness also has received increased emphasis and support in the last decade. But in this area, as well, there is much to be learned from the Korean War’s partial mobilization. Finally, we can study with profit the problems encountered in supplying the large forces that we fielded in Korea. Planners who deal with theater logistics could benefit from detailed analysis, solidly grounded in original sources, of those problems and the solutions devised for them during the war. This monograph should provide impetus to examine Korean War mobilization and logistics. Through a discussion of the available literature, the author presents an overview of the most pertinent issues addressed thus far. He then suggests how future investigators might elaborate on particular points, and offers topics that warrant further research. "; 9.20 X 5.80 X 0.30 inches 
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14 GOULDEN, JOSEPH C. Korea: The Untold Story of the War
New York Times Books, 1982 0812909852 / 9780812909852 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xxvi, 690 pages, 8 plates, maps, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the DJ: Joseph Goulden is the first author to exploit the Freedom of Information Act on the war. He has also had unique access to such sources as the confidential personal notes of General Matthew Ridgway; the personal memoirs of Douglas MacArthur's aide, Brigadier General Thomas Jefferson Davis; the Far East Command's intelligence reports; the secret war files of the National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the secret cable traffic between MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs. 
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15 GOULDEN, JOSEPH C. Korea: The Untold Story of the War
New York Times Books, 1982 0812909852 / 9780812909852 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
690 pages, 8 plates, map, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: Joseph Goulden is the first author to exploit the Freedom of Information Act on the war. He has also had unique access to such sources as the confidential personal notes of General Matthew Ridgway; the personal memoirs of Douglas MacArthur's aide, Brigadier General Thomas Jefferson Davis; the Far East Command's intelligence reports; the secret war files of the National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the secret cable traffic between MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs. 
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16 HASTINGS, MAX. The Korean War
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671528238 / 9780671528232 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[8],5-391 pages , 10 plates, 5 maps, cloth, DJ. 1st edition. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. An excellent account of the Korean War by the noted British historian and editor of the (London) Daily Telegram. From the publisher: It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets -- including the Chinese -- Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home -- the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley -- and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam. 
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17 HASTINGS, MAX. The Korean War
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671528238 / 9780671528232 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
391 pages , 10 plates, 5 maps, cloth, DJ. 1st edition. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. An excellent account of the Korean War by the noted British historian and editor of the (London) Daily Telegram. From the publisher: It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets -- including the Chinese -- Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home -- the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley -- and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam. 
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18 HASTINGS, MAX. The Korean War
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671528238 / 9780671528232 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
391 pages, 10 plates, 6 maps, cloth, DJ. An excellent account of the Korean War by the noted British historian and editor of the (London) Daily Telegram. From the publisher: It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets -- including the Chinese -- Hastings follows real officers and soldiers through the battles. He brilliantly captures the Cold War crisis at home -- the strategies and politics of Truman, Acheson, Marshall, MacArthur, Ridgway, and Bradley -- and shows what we should have learned in the war that was the prelude to Vietnam. 
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19 Hedglen, Thomas L. The Tony Burris Story : in Two Parts.
Oklahoma City, OK Author 2008 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Approximately 50 pages, illustrations (in color) , 3 maps, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. Maps and photographs by the author. Prepared for the Center for the Study of the Korean War, 10th Annual Conference, February 2009. 38 copies were printed for distribution to attendees at the Conference. The second printing was limited to 80 numbered copies. From Part One: "Moving out to the next emplacement, and throwing his last grenade which destroyed this position, he fell mortally wounded by enemy fire. Inspired by his consummate gallantry, his comrades renewed a spirited assault which overran enemy positions and secured Hill 605, a strategic position in the battle for 'Heartbreak Ridge.' . . . On 10 October 1951, the 72 Tank Battalion, with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry, took control of Mundung-ni, Korea." From Wikipedia: "Tony Kenneth Burris (May 30, 1929 – October 9, 1951) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on October 8–9, 1951. He is buried in Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, Oklahoma." 
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20 HEINL, ROBERT DEBS, Jr., Colonel, USMC (Ret.) Victory At High Tide. the Inchon-Seoul Campaign. [Second Printing]
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. , 1968 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
315 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, very good in dust jacket. Second printing. From the DJ: "Brilliantly set forth in this book is the step by step planning and execution of a great amphibious invasion, infused by the strategic vision and courage of Douglas MacArthur and made possible by American naval power and command of the sea." 
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