Korean War Reading List

KOREAN WAR SUGGESTED READING

  1. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
  2. The Korean War by Max Hastings
  3. The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea by James Brady
  4. The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat by Bob Druryand Tom Clavin
  5. The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H.W. Brands
  6. The Korean War: An International History by Wada Haruki
  7. Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War by Eric Hammel
  8. Colder than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir by Joseph R. Owen
  9. The Korean War: A History by Bruce Cumings
  10. Valleys of Death: A Memoir of the Korean War by Bill Richardson and Kevin Maurer
  11. Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950 by Martin Russ
  12. Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir by Joseph R. Owen
  13. The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  14. This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War by T. R. Fehrenbach
  15. Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea by Sheila Miyoshi Jager
  16. Give Me Tomorrow: The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company by Patrick K. O’Donnell
  17. The Korean War by Matthew B. Ridgway

HISTORY OF MODERN KOREA

  1. The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia by Andrei Lankov
  2. The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer and Robert Carlin
  3. Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History by Bruce Cumings
  4. The Comfort Women: Japan’s Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War by George Hicks
  5. The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 by Frank Dikötter
  6. Korea: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor
  7. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin
  8. Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea by Carter J. Eckert
  9. Under the Black Umbrella: Voices from Colonial Korea, 1910–1945 by Hildi Kang
  10. Fighting for the Enemy: Koreans in Japan’s War, 1937-1945 by Brandon Palmer
  11. Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992 by Charles K. Armstrong
  12. The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 by Charles K. Armstrong
  13. Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy by Gregg A. Brazinsky
  14. The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910–1945 by Theodore Jun Yoo
  15. Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II by Takashi Fujitani
  16. Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945 by Todd A. Henry