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In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation : The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

By: Pash, Melinda L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (350 p.).ISBN: 9780814789223.Subject(s): Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States | Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century | Veterans -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation : The Americans Who Fought the Korean WarDDC classification: 951.904/240973 | 951.904240973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Timing Is Everything; 2. Mustering In; 3. You're in the Army (or Navy, Marines, or Air Force) Now!; 4. In Country in Korea: A War Like Any Other?; 5. Behind Enemy Lines; 6. Our Fight? Gender, Race, and the War Zone; 7. Coming Home; 8. More Than Ever a Veteran; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; About the Author
Summary: In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation traces the shared experiences of Korean War veterans from their childhoods in the Great Depression and World War II through military induction and training,the war, and efforts in more recent decades to organize and gain wider recognition of their service.   Largely overshadowed by World War II's "greatest generation" and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on con
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Timing Is Everything; 2. Mustering In; 3. You're in the Army (or Navy, Marines, or Air Force) Now!; 4. In Country in Korea: A War Like Any Other?; 5. Behind Enemy Lines; 6. Our Fight? Gender, Race, and the War Zone; 7. Coming Home; 8. More Than Ever a Veteran; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; About the Author

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation traces the shared experiences of Korean War veterans from their childhoods in the Great Depression and World War II through military induction and training,the war, and efforts in more recent decades to organize and gain wider recognition of their service.   Largely overshadowed by World War II's "greatest generation" and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on con

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The Korean War is often referred to as the "Forgotten War." Pash (history, Fayetteville Technical Community Coll.) describes the lives of Korean War veterans before, during, and after the war, examining the reasons they enlisted, their range of experiences, and the consequences of their service upon their lives. Her main argument is that the Great Depression and World War II created a culture among young Americans that prepared them to accept the sacrifices demanded of them during the Korean conflict. The author is particularly thorough in her examination of socioeconomic, gender, and race issues. -VERDICT Although Pash doesn't make a strong case for her thesis on the influences upon these veterans, she presents fine descriptive analysis that's especially strong when discussing veterans' experiences during and after the war. Recommended for those with an interest in the war and its human dimensions, or for those new to the subject.-CH (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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