Korean War : almanac and primary sources

by Benson, Sonia.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 951.904 BE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  951.904 BE
Braddock Carnegie Library Reference J R 951.904 BEN
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Reference
Call Number  J R 951.904 BEN
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Reference jR 951.9042 B
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Reference
Call Number  jR 951.9042 B
Springdale Free Public Library Adult Nonfiction 951.90 BENS
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  951.90 BENS

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 Trumans 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.|PIM|31-MAY-18|01

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This addition to UXL's Reference Library series, aimed at supporting the middle- and high-school history curriculum, is made up of two volumes: Almanac and Primary Sourcesand Biographies. Consistent with the series, the layout provides uncrowded pages with boxed information clearly delineated in gray-toned areas. There are approximately 140 black-and-white photographs and maps complementing the text. Both volumes provide a time line and a "Words to Know" section. Web-site suggestions are current through mid-2001. The Almanac and Primary Sourcesvolume has 13 chapters in the "Almanac" section and 12 documents in the "Primary Sources" section. The 13 chapters provide an overview of the war, its causes, major battles, and the peace process. The 12 documents include excerpts from speeches, memoirs, oral histories, reports, and government documents including the "Bridge at No Gun Ri: Survivors' Petition," Mao Zedong's "Nuclear Weapons Are Paper Tigers," and Harry S. Truman's "President's Address: Korean War Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur." For each document, important background information is provided, and the document's impact on its author and audience is explored. A glossary in the margin defines terms, people, and ideas. The Biographiesvolume profiles 25 people who played pivotal roles in the Korean War, including generals such as Mark W. Clark and Douglas MacArthur and leaders such as Kim II Sung, Mao, Truman, and Syngman Rhee. Arranged alphabetically, each entry offers a black-and-white portrait, birth and death dates and places, occupation, brief summary of the early years, emphasis on the person's work and involvement in the Korean War, and a short "Where to Learn More" list of resources. 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. Older students will want to consult Spencer C. Tucker's Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2000), which is the most complete treatment in a single source. RBB."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Juvenile literature.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Sources.
Korea -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Detroit, Mich. :UXL,2002
Contributors Raffaelle, Gerda-Ann.
Language English
Description xxxiv, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0787656917
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