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Korean War Almanac

Author: Paul M. Edwards

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074674

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 8490

Korean War

Almanac and Primary Sources

Author: Sonia Benson

Publisher: Uxl

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 7966

A comprehensive overview of the Korean War, including biographies and full or excerpted memoirs, speeches, and other source documents.

Korean War Almanac

Author: Harry G. Summers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735102095

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 9393

Describes the Korean background and provides a chronology of the war as well as alphabetical entries on the people, places, events, institutions, and other subjects involved

The Korean War

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1625133529

Category: Korea

Page: 65

View: 7420

Written in British English, The Korean War describes the conflict between communist North Korea and U.S.-supported South Korea for control of the Korean peninsula.

Persian Gulf War Almanac

Author: Harry G. Summers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816028214

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 7455

Brief entries identify people, places, organizations, and events in the Persian Gulf War, and explain terms related to strategies, weapons, and military awards

Historical Dictionary of the Korean War

Author: James Irving Matray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 626

View: 5101

This comprehensive historical dictionary contains a series of in-depth essays that describe the diplomatic, political, and military developments surrounding the Korean War. The volume concentrates on the period of conventional war from the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950 through the signing of the armistice agreement on July 27, 1953, although key developments prior to the formal outbreak of hostilities also receive attention. Written by a distinguished group of contributors, the entries cover all of the significant people, controversies, military operations, and policy pronouncements of the era.

Vietnam War Almanac

An In-Depth Guide to the Most Controversial Conflict in American History

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365288

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7313

With more than 58,000 casualties and 300,000 wounded, at a cost of more than $130 billion, the Vietnam War became one of the most divisive conflicts in American history. The scars left by the war can still be felt today, making it crucial that we have the facts about this watershed event. Vietnam War Almanac contains a chronological history of the war in Vietnam, with day-by-day listings of the war on the ground, in the air, and at sea; international and U.S. events; and a biographical dictionary of major military and civilian figures. It may be impossible to fully understand such a complicated and horrible struggle, but for the families of veterans and for historians, the thorough presentation here, along with its extensive bibliography and index, is an excellent place to start. Coverage here includes: • The Tet Offensive • Walter L. Cronkite • The Battle of Dien Bien Phu • Vo Nguyen Giap • Ngo Dinh Diem • The Battle of Ia Drang Valley • Robert S. McNamara • The Battle of Hamburger Hill • Abbie Hoffman • The Battle of An Loc • And much more President Nixon claimed that the war was “misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” This almanac will ensure that it is remembered correctly.

Almanac of American Military History

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598845306

Category: History

Page: 2524

View: 6430

This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type. * Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history * Over 50 documents with introductions * 200 charts

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

View: 4985

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

Overview of the Korean War

Author: Earle Rice Jr.

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 636

War broke out in Korea early on the morning of June 25, 1950. Korea—long known as the “Land of the Morning Calm”—surrendered its tranquility to the Communist forces of North Korea. At 4:00 a.m., amid torrential rains and the thunder of big guns, some 90,000 North Korean troops poured across the 38th parallel separating the North and South. Only about one-third of South Korea’s army of 95,000 troops stood forth to meet the surprise attack. The North Koreans easily overwhelmed their southern neighbors. Seoul, the South Korean capital, fell to the invaders in three days. The United States, under the banner of the United Nations, rushed military forces to the defense of South Korea’s embattled army. But the North Korean aggressors pressed relentlessly southward. By August 4, the UN defenders clung desperately to a tiny foothold at the southern tip of the peninsula known as the Pusan Perimeter—hoping for reinforcements or a miracle.

Revolutionary War Almanac

Author: John C. Fredriksen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074682

Category: History

Page: 769

View: 2743

Offering a day-by-day chronology of the people and events important to the American Revolution, this title provides a look at this historic time. It covers people, battles, and other details, and includes more than 130 maps, photographs, and illustrations pair with an index, a bibliography, cross-references, and a chronology.

Oman

Author: David C. King

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761431206

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 8064

"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Oman"--Provided by publisher.

Vietnam War

Author: Maurice Isserman,John Stewart Bowman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438100159

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 180

View: 3887

This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of American involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind America's effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. In clear, lucid prose, Maurice Isserman explores the critical questions surrounding the United States experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon Baines Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965? How was it possible for North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory? What has America learned from the experience of fighting in Vietnam? The need for objective and accurate information about the Vietnam War has never been greater than it is today. This excellent resource is a perfect starting point for students who want to get the facts about this tragic episode in American history. New box features cover topics such as why the counterculture flourished during the war; how the war helped win Nixon the election and helped lose him the presidency; and why Vietnam continues to haunt Americans.

Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

Author: Paul Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782001816

Category: History

Page: 151

View: 8881

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.

A Country Made by War

From the Revolution to Vietnam-The Story Ao America's Rise to Power

Author: Geofrey Perret

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 629

View: 8390

Covering every major conflict since the Revolutionary War, the author of "America in the Twenties" explores how American society was shaped by war and how these conflicts were an integral part of America's technological development

Political Systems of East Asia

China, Korea, and Japan

Author: Louis D. Hayes

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765623250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 9991

This introduction to East Asian politics uses a thematic approach to describe the political development of China, Japan and the Koreas since the mid-19th century. It seeks to analyse the social, political and economic features of each country, linking them to a common thread of Confucianism, which has shaped East Asian perspectives.

King of Spies

The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052542993X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 940

In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After three months' training he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Nichols quickly insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort. Harden traces Nichols's rise and ruin-- and in doing so explains the history of our foreign policy mess with North Korea.

Vietnam War Almanac

An In-Depth Guide to the Most Controversial Conflict in American History

Author: James H. Willbanks

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365288

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 3268

With more than 58,000 casualties and 300,000 wounded, at a cost of more than $130 billion, the Vietnam War became one of the most divisive conflicts in American history. The scars left by the war can still be felt today, making it crucial that we have the facts about this watershed event. Vietnam War Almanac contains a chronological history of the war in Vietnam, with day-by-day listings of the war on the ground, in the air, and at sea; international and U.S. events; and a biographical dictionary of major military and civilian figures. It may be impossible to fully understand such a complicated and horrible struggle, but for the families of veterans and for historians, the thorough presentation here, along with its extensive bibliography and index, is an excellent place to start. Coverage here includes: • The Tet Offensive • Walter L. Cronkite • The Battle of Dien Bien Phu • Vo Nguyen Giap • Ngo Dinh Diem • The Battle of Ia Drang Valley • Robert S. McNamara • The Battle of Hamburger Hill • Abbie Hoffman • The Battle of An Loc • And much more President Nixon claimed that the war was “misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” This almanac will ensure that it is remembered correctly.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 7290

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Korean War

Author: Shannon Baker Moore

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 162401349X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1181

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Korean War. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Korean War had on US history and the countryÍs development. Oversized photographs and informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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