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In the shadow of the greatest generation : the Americans who fought the Korean War

Author: Melinda L Pash
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation traces the shared experiences of Korean War veterans from their childhoods in the Great Depression and World War II through military induction and training, the war, and efforts in more recent decades to organize and gain wider recognition of their service. Largely overshadowed by World War II's "greatest generation" and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda L Pash
ISBN: 9780814767696 0814767699 9780814789223 0814789226 9780814760673 0814760678
OCLC Number: 777627052
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Timing is everything --
Mustering in --
You're in the Army (or Navy, Marines, or Air Force) now! --
In country in Korea, a war like any other? --
Behind enemy lines --
Our fight? : gender, race, and the war zone --
Coming home --
More than ever a veteran.
Responsibility: Melinda L. Pash.

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Gives voice to those who served in the "forgotten war" in Korea & chronicles the larger personal and collective consequences of waging war the American way  Read more...

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"Pash's focus on the individuals on the ground is illuminating; she is particularly effective at highlighting the important role of women in the war, as well as the successful battlefield-driven Read more...

 
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