"A comprehensive overview of Korea's troubled past." Put the headlines in context with this comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow overview of Korea's social, political, and military evolution. From its early history as a Hermit Kingdom, to the brutal Korean War, to the current international crisis over nuclear arms, "Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to the Korean Conflict" takes readers through all the background essential to understanding today's complex state of affairs. ?Explores the Korean War, America's first ?limited? war ?Includes stunning photos of battle and historic events ?Features nine separate appendixes of historic documents relating to the Korean conflict ?Foreword by internationally renowned expert Dr. C. Kenneth Quinones, a retired diplomat to Korea
W. Thomas Smith Jr. is a former Marine Corps infantry leader, paratrooper, and shipboard nuclear-security and counter-terrorist instructor. While with the Marines, he traveled throughout the globe and participated in a major allied forces military exercise in the Republic of South Korea. He is the author of "Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to 20th-Century American Battles" and "Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to American Airborne Forces."