Korean War Reference Library: Almanac and Primary Sources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787656917
  • ISBN-13: 9780787656911
  • DDC: 951.904
  • Shipping Weight: 2.30 lbs ( 1.04 kgs)
  • 352 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2002 | Published



Korean War: Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict, including:

  • U.S. strategy for containing communism
  • The role of the United Nations
  • The entrance of Chinese troops in the conflict
  • The possible use of the atomic bomb
  • And others

    The volume also includes approximately 12 full or excerpted primary sources from the period, including President Harry S Truman's "Statement on the Atomic Bomb." Also included are maps, a detailed chronology, sidebars featuring related information, a glossary of "Words to Know," research and activity ideas, 85 photographs and a list of further readings.


"These two volumes provide students, teachers, and the general public with an excellent starting point for researching the events and people of the Korean War. Like other titles in the series, its selective coverage and wealth of background and context make it a good choice for the designated age group." -- Booklist (March 2002)

— Booklist

"Gr 6-10—These useful resources provide introductory information that will help students understand the conflict's influence on the Cold War, other American military engagemetns and U.S. foreign policy." -- School Library Journal (May 2002)

— School Library Journal