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Wonju: The Gettysburg of the Korean War Book Review Summary

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Solid description of the crucial battles in central Korea early 1951 that turned the tide back into the favor of the UN forces. Often referred to as the "Korean Gettysburg," Wonju and Chipyong-ni showed that Ridgway's 8th Army could stand against the Chinese.
The review of this Book prepared by Gary J. Jakacky








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1950's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Special anthology?    -   anthology of great battles    -   anthology of great military leaders Nationality?    -   American--General Specific war?    -   Korean War

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   Asiatic Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Korea Small town?    -   Yes If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately conservative

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   7 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   1 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

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