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On the Web: Articles

Korea: Forgotten Nuclear Threats. Bruce Comings, Le Monde Diplomatique (12/04).

Korea: The Remembered War. Al Martínez, AARP Magazine (6/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Brun, Ellen & Jacques Hersh. "The Korean War: 20 years later," Monthly Review 25,2 (6/73):44-53.

Brune, L.H. "Recent scholarship & findings about the Korean War," American Studies International 36,3 (10/98):4-16.

Buchanan, tom. "The courage of Galileo: Joseph Needham & the 'germ warfare' allegations in the Korean War," History 86, 284 (10/01):503-23.

Carruthers, Susan L. "'The Manchurian Candidate' (1962) & the Cold War brainwashing scare," Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television 18,1 (3/98):75-95.

Christensen, T.J. "Threats, assurances & the last chance for peace: the lessons of the Mao Korean War telegrams," International Security 17,1 (sum 92):122-54.

Crane, C.C. "Raiding the beggar's pantry: the search for airpower strategy in the Korean War," Journal of Military History 63,4 (10/99):885-920.

__________. "To avert impending disaster: American military plans to use atomic weapons during the Korean War," Journal of Strategic Studies 23,2 (6/00):72-88.

__________. "'No practical capabilities': American biological & chemical warfare programs during the Korean War," Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 45,2 (spr 02):241-49.

Cumings, Bruce. "Reckoning with the Korean War," Nation (10/25/86).

Danley, M.H. "Colombian Navy in the Korean War, 1950-1953," American Neptune 58,3 (sum 98):243-61.

Deane, Hugh. "Korea, China & the US: a look back," Monthly Review 46,9 (2/95):20-31.

Devine, Maija Rhee. "In the lap of wars: a memoir," Michigan Quarterly Review 36,3 (sum 97):468-75.

Fautua, David T. "The 'long pull' army: NSC 68, the Korean War & the creation of the Cold War US Army," Journal of Military History 61,1 (1/97):93-121.

Foot, Rosemary. "Making known the unknown war: policy analysis of the Korean conflict in the last decade," Diplomatic History 15,3 (sum 91):411-32.

Gartner, S.S. & M.E. Myers. "Body counts & success in the Vietnam War & the Korean War," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 25,3 (win 95):377-95.

Halliday, Jon. "Who started the Korean War?" Monthly Review 34,10 (3/83).

Kim, H.J. "Voices from the shadows: the lives of Korean War brides," Amerasia Journal 17,1 (1991):15-30.

Kuehl, Daniel T. "Refighting the last war: electronic warfare & US Air Force B-29 operations in the Korean War, 1950-53," Journal of Military History 56,1 (1/92):87-112.

LaFeber, Walter. "NATO & the Korean War: a context," Diplomatic History 13,4 (fall 89):461-77.

Leitenberg, M. "Resolution of the Korean War biological warfareallegations," Critical Reviews in Microbiology 24,3 (1998):169-94.

Lowe, Peter. "An ally & a recalcitrant general: Great Britain, Douglas MacArthur & the Korean War, 1950-51," English Historical Review 105,416 (7/90):624-54.

Matray, J.I. "The spoils of war: the Korean War as an American case study," Prologue 22,1 (spr 90):46-61.

Millett, A.R. "Introduction to the Korean War," Journal of Military History 65,4 (10/01):921-35.

__________. "The Korean War: a 50-year critical historiography," Journal of Strategic Studies 24,1 (3/01):188-224.

Munk, Michael. "The Korean War, 1945-1953," Science & Society 65,3 (fall 01):413-17.

Myongsob, Kim. "Reexamining Cold War history & the Korean question," Korea Journal 41,2 (sum 01):5-7.

Otsuka, S. & P.N. Stearns. "Perception of death & the Korean War," War in History 6,1 (1/99):72-87.

Rolicka, M. "New studies disputing allegations of bacteriological warfare during the Korean War," Military Medicine 160,3 (3/95):97-100.

Sandler, J.I. "New light on the forgotten war," Prologue 32,3 (fall 00):166-72.

Sarnecky, Mary T. "Army nurses in the 'forgotten war'," American Journal of Nursing 101, 11 (11/01):45-50.

Sutker, P.B. et al. "Cognitive deficits & psychopathology among former prisoners of war & combat veterans of the Korean conflict," American Journal of Psychiatry 148,1 (1/91):67-72.

Weintraub, S. "How to remember the forgotten war: the Korean conflict erupted fifty years ago this June," American Heritage 51,3 (5-6/00):100-.

Weisberger, B.A. "Echoes of a distant war," American Heritage 45,4 (7-8/94):28-.

Wingrove, P. "Who started Korea?" History Today 50,7 (7/00):44-46.

Young, Charles S. "Missing action: POW films, brainwashing, & the Korean War, 1954-1968," Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television 18,1 (3/98):49-75.

Yufan, Hao & Zhai Zhihai. "China's decision to enter the Korean War: history revisited," China Quarterly 121 (3/90):94-116.

Zweiback, Adam J. "The 21 'turncoat GIs': nonrepatriations & the political culture of the Korean War," Historian 60,2 (win 98):345-63.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Acheson, Dean. The Korean War (NY: Norton, 1971).

Aldrich, R.J. & G.D. Rawnsley (eds.) The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65: Western Intelligence, Propaganda & Special Operations (Portland, 2000).

Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War (NY: Times, 1987).

Brune, Lester H. (ed.) The Korean War: Handbook of the Literature & Research (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1996).

Catchpole, Brian. The Korean War, 1950-1953 (NY:Carroll & Graf, 2000).

Cotton, James & Ian Neary (eds.) The Korean War in History (Manchester: Manchester U., 1989). Incl. useful chapters on prisoner of war controversy & hidden Japanese role in war.

Cowdrey, Albert E. The Medics' War (?, 1987).

Cumings, Bruce C. The Origins of the Korean War (2 vols.; Princeton: Princeton U., 1983 & 1990). Thoroughly researched, myth-shattering history.

__________ (ed.) Child of Conflict: The Korean-American Relationship, 1943-1953 (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1983).

Deane, Hugh. The Korean War, 1945-1953 (San Francisco: China Books, 1999).

Ent, Uzal W. Fighting on the Brink (Paducah KY: Turner, 1996).

Gabriel, Richard. No More Heroes (NY: Hill & Wang, 1987). Psychological consequences of war, which destroys the minds of twice as many people as it kills.

Gutman, Roy & David Rieff (eds.) Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (NY, 1999).

Halliday, Jon & Bruce Cumings. Korea:The Unknown War (NY: Pantheon, 1988).

Hanley, Charles J.; Sang-Hun Choe & Martha Mendoza. The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden
Nightmare from the Korean War
(NY, 2001). Brutal massacre of innocent South Koreans by inexperienced American soldiers in 1950.

Hastings, Max. The Korean War (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987).

Heller, Francis H. The Korean War: a 25-Year Perspective (Lawrence: U. Kansas, 1977).

Hickey, Michael. The Korean War: The West Confronts Communism (Woodstock NY: Overlook, 2000).

Hoyt, Edwin P. The Pusan Perimeter: Korea, 1950 (NY: Stein & Day, 1984).

__________. The Bloody Road to Panmunjom (NY: Stein & Day, 1985).

__________. The Day the Chinese Attacked: Korea, 1950. The Story of the Failure of America's China Policy (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1990).

Huston, James A. Guns & Butter, Powder & Rice: US Army Logistics in the Korean War (Selingsgrove PA: Susquehanna U, 1989).

Kaufman, Burton Ira. The Korean War: Challenges in Crisis, Credibility & Command (Philadelphia: Temple U., 1986).

Kerin, James R. Jr. The Korean War & American Memory (unpub. PhD; U. Pennsylvania, 1994).

Kim, Myong-gi. The Korean War & International Law (Claremont CA: Paige, 1991).

Knox, Donald. The Korean War: An Oral History (2 vols.; San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985-88).

Lech, Raymond B. Broken Soldiers (Urbana: U. Illinois, 2000). Life, brain-washing and torture in Korean War POW camps.

Lee, Chae-Jin (ed.) The Korean War: 40-Year Perspectives (Claremont CA: Keck Center for International & Strategic Studies, 1991).

Lee, Stephen H. The Korean War (NY: Longman, 2001).

Liem, Channing. The Korean War: An Unanswered Question (Albany: Committee for a New Korea Policy, 1992). Former South Korea's former Ambassador to UN argues that 1950 war was launched by a provocation from Syngman Rhee.

Lowe, Peter. The Korean War (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

McCormack, Gavan. Cold War, Hot War: An Australian Perspective on the Korean War (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1983).

Meador, Daniel J. (ed.) The Korean War in Retrospect: Lessons for the Future (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1998).

Mount, Graeme S. The Diplomacy of War: The Case of Korea (Montreal: Black Rose, 2005).

Noble, Harold Joyce. Embassy at War (ed. Frank Baldwin; Seattle: U. Washington, 1975).

Rees, David (ed.) The Korean War: History & Tactics (London: Orbis, 1984).

Russ, Martin. Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign: Korea 1950 (NY: Penguin, 2000).

Sandler, Stanley (ed.) The Korean War: An Encyclopedia (NY: Garland, 1995).

__________. The Korean War: No Victors, No Vanquished (Lexington KY: U. Kentucky, 1999).

Shrader, Charles R. Communist Logistics in the Korean War (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995).

Spiroff, Boris R. Korea: Frozen Hell on Earth (NY: Vantage, 1995).

Stone, I.F. The Hidden History of the Korean War (NY: Monthly Review, 1952 & 1970).

Stueck, William W. The Korean War: An International History (Princeton: Princeton U., 1995).

Summers, Harry G. Jr. Korean War Almanac (NY: Facts on File, 1990).

Swomley, John M. Jr. The Road to War, 1945-1951 (Washington: National Council Against Conscription, 1951).

Terry, Addison. The Battle for Pusan (Novato CA: Presidio, 2000).

West, Philip & Suh Ji-moon (eds.) Remembering the "Forgotten War": The Korean War Through Literature & Art (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).

Winnington, Alan & Wilfred Burchett. Plain Perfidy. The Plot to Wreck Korean Peace (London: Britain-China Friendship Association, 1954).

In the Library: Fiction

Choi, Susan. The Foreign Student (NY: HarperFlamingo, 1998).

Ha Jin. War Trash (NY: Vintage, 2005). Viewpoint of a Chinese soldier taken prisoner during war.

Hickey, James. Chrisanthemum in the Snow: The Novel of the Korean War (NY: Crown, 1990).

Potok, Chaim. I Am the Clay (NY: Fawcett, 1992).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Ehrhart, W.D. "Forgotten war, forgotten words" Poetry Wales 34,4 (4/99):39-44.

McGrath, Tom. "Ode for the American dead in Korea," Monthly Review 50,8 (2/99):56-57.

In the Library: Photography

Goldstein, Donald M. & Harry J. Maihafer. The Korean War: The Story & Photographs (Washington: Brassey's, 2000).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Bridges of Toko-Ri" [1954]

"The Korean War: Fire & Ice. Part 1, The Making of a Bloodbath; Part 2, Triumph to Tragedy; Part 3, Retreat from Hell & Part 4, Bitter Standoff" [1999], Lou Reda Productions for the History Channel, 45m each segment. From A&E Television Networks.

"The Korean War" [1990], by Visnews. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"The Manchurian Candidate" [1962], dir. John Frankenheimer, 126m. In video stores.

"Springtime in My Hometown" [1998], dir. Lee Kwang-mo.

"The Steel Helmet" [1951], dir. Samuel Fuller, 84m. In video stores.


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