A cornerstone work in ABC-CLIO’s distinguished list of reference works on military history, The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History is a comprehensive resource on the confrontation that became the first shooting war of the Cold War, the first limited conflict of the Atomic Age, and the war that led to a dramatic escalation of the national security state while foreshadowing U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Encyclopedia of the Korean War offers complete coverage of strategies, weapon systems, and clashes that marked the course of events on the battlefield. But this authoritative, multidisciplinary work expands beyond the military perspective to portray the overall culture of the era, addressing a variety of political, economic, social, and popular culture topics as well. Incorporating a wealth of recent research, the new edition adds more than 130 entries and updated coverage throughout, plus more bibliographic listings, an expanded historiographical essay, and a documents volume.
- 760 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of the Korean War era—military, political, economic, social, and cultural
- Nearly 150 primary documents in a separate volume
- More than 125 contributors, including both civilian professors from a wide range of disciplines as well as military officers
- An updated historiographical essay compiled by Dr. Allan R. Millett, one of the nation's leading military historians and experts on the Korean War
- More than 350 illustrations and 21 detailed maps
- A chronology of the Korean War, a glossary, and a general bibliography