Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Encyclopedia of the Korean War : a political, social, and military history / Spencer C. Tucker, editor ; Jinwung Kim ... [et al.], assistant editors.

Contributor(s): Tucker, Spencer, 1937- | Kim, Jinwung.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000Description: 3 v. (xlii, 1123 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.ISBN: 1576070298 (set : alk. paper); 9781576070291 (set : alk. paper).Other title: Korean War.Subject(s): Korean War, 1950-1953 -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Encyclopedia of the Korean War.DDC classification: 951.904/2/03 Other classification: 15.75 | 15.85 Also issued online.
Contents:
v. 1. A-M -- v. 2. N-Z -- v. 3. Documents.
Summary: The most comprehensive reference treatment of "The Forgotten War" to date, this three volume set chronicles its political, social, and military history. This three-volume set explores the Korean War, a conflict significant for its impact on American foreign policy, military controversies, and colorful political and military characters. Arranged alphabetically, the entries cover battles, military and historical and geographical facts, United Nations commands and committees, U.S. military organizations and policy, and other relevant topics.
List(s) this item appears in: Veteran's Display
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Reference Book University of Texas At Tyler
Reference Area
DS918 .E53 2000 V.3 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000001909159
Reference Book University of Texas At Tyler
Reference Area
DS918 .E53 2000 V.2 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000001909167
Reference Book University of Texas At Tyler
Reference Area
DS918 .E53 2000 V.1 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000001909175

Includes bibliographical references and index.

v. 1. A-M -- v. 2. N-Z -- v. 3. Documents.

The most comprehensive reference treatment of "The Forgotten War" to date, this three volume set chronicles its political, social, and military history. This three-volume set explores the Korean War, a conflict significant for its impact on American foreign policy, military controversies, and colorful political and military characters. Arranged alphabetically, the entries cover battles, military and historical and geographical facts, United Nations commands and committees, U.S. military organizations and policy, and other relevant topics.

Also issued online.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

This exhaustive work comes 50 years after the beginning of the Korean War, a major conflict fought between the United Nations and the Communist bloc. Organized along the lines of Tucker's Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (LJ 12/15/98), this work includes entries by dozens of eminent experts that cover personalities, events, technical and military information, political and social background, and battles and campaigns. From the decisions by the United States and the United Nations to intervene in the national conflict brought about by an external partition of the Korean peninsula to recent allegations by Korean civilians of a massacre by Allied forces at No-Gun Ri Bridge, this three-volume set delves into all aspects of the conflict, which the U.S. military designated a "police action." It also adds new perspective by drawing on Russian and Chinese sources. This book will be a core source for information on what is still called the "Forgotten War." Highly recommended.DMel D. Lane, Sacramento, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Of several reference sources covering the Korean War published over the last five years, Tucker's is the largest effort so far. The first two volumes contain the entries themselves (along with detailed maps of the Korean Peninsula), reflecting political, economic, geographic, and military dimensions of the conflict, an alphabetical list of the entries, and a list of the contributors. Volume 3 contains key primary source documents including several from Soviet archives that contain new information on Sino-Soviet-North Korean decision making, a chronology of the war, bibliography, and index. Focus rests on the military aspects of the war, but the diplomacy of the conflict, the domestic political fallout in the US, and prewar political conditions in Korea are also addressed. Entries vary in length from half a page to several pages in length; each ends with a list of sources and see also references. One wishes that the documents could have been indexed by country to make those from the communist bloc easier to locate. Overall, however, this is a well-organized source that students on all levels should find very useful. Recommended for all academic libraries. W. F. Bell; Lamar University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Spencer C. Tucker is a professor of history and holds the John Biggs Chair of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute. A graduate of VMI, he served as a captain in Army Intelligence during 1965-1967. He lives in Lexington, VA.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.