Selected Bibliography on the Korean War

1. Books

Acheson, Dean. The Korean War. New York: Norton, 1971.
Bethell, Nicholas. The Last Secret: The Delivery of Stalin of over Two Million
Russians by Britain and the United States. New York: Basic Books, Inc.,
Publishers, 1974.
Blainey, Geoffrey. The Cause of War. New York: The Free Press, 1973.
Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950-1953. New York: Times
Books, 1987.
Borg, Dorthy, and Waldo Heinrichs, eds. Uncertain Years: Chinese-American
Relations, 1947-1950. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.
Bruning, John, Jr. Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea. Dulles, VA: Brassey's,
Chang, Gordon H. Friends and Enemies: China, the United States, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972 Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990.
Chassin, Lionel Max. The Communist Conquest of China: A History of the Civil
War, 1945-1949. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965.
Craig, Gordon A. & Alexander H. George. Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic
Problem of Our Time. New York: University of Oxford Press, 1995.
Crane, Conrade C. American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953. Lawrence,
KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
Cummings, Bruce. The Origins of the Korean War: Liberation and the Emergence
of Separate Regimes, 1945-1947. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press,
_______. Child of Conflict: The Korean-American Relationship, 1943-1953.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1983.
Dittmer, Lowell. Sino-Soviet Nomalization and Its International Implications, 1945
1990. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1992.
Domes, Jurgen. Peng Te-huai--The Man and the Image. Stanford: Stanford
University Press, 1985.
Dong, Wonmo, ed. The Two Koreas and the United States: Issues of Peace,
Security, and Economic Cooperation. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharp, 2000.
Downs, Chuck. Over the Line : North Korea's Negotiating Strategy. Washington D.C.: Aei Press, 1999.
Dvorchak, Robert J. Battle for Korea: A History of the Korean Conflict, 50th Anniversary Edition. Conshohochen, PA: Combined Publishing, 2000.
Endicott, Stephen and Edward Hagerman. The United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea. Bloomington, ID: Indiana University, 1999.
Evanhoe, Ed. Darkmoon: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
(Special Warfare Series). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Futrell, Robert F. The United States Air Force in Korea 1950-1953. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.
Foot, Rosemary. The Wrong War: American Policy and the Dimensions of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985.
_______. A Substitute for Victory: The Politics of Peacemaking at the Korean Armistice Talks. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.
Forsythe, David P. Humanitarian Politics: The International Committee of the Red Cross. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.
Friedman, Edward and Mark Selden, eds. America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations. New York: Pantheon Books, 1971.
Gaddis, John L. Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Post-war American National Security Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
George, Alexander L. The Chinese Communist Army in Action: The Korean War and its Aftermath. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967.
Goncharov, Sergei N., John W. Lewis, and Xue Litai. Uncertain Partners: Stalin, Mao, and the Korean War. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.
Gromyko, Andrei A. & B. H. Ponomarev, eds. Soviet Foreign Policy, 1945-1980, Vol. II, 4th ed., Moscow: Progress Publisher, 1980.
Haas, Michael E. In the Devil's Shadow : UN Special Operations During the Korean War (Special Warfare Series). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000.
Halliday, Jon, and Bruce Cumings. Korea: The Unknown War. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.
Harding, Harry and Yuan Ming. Sino-American Relation 1945-1955: A Joint Reassessment of a Critical Decade. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1989.
Hastings, Max. The Korean War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.
Hau Qingzhao. From Yalta to Panmunjom: Truman's Diplomacy and the Four Powers, 1945-1953. Ithaca, NY: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 1993.
Haynes, Richard F. The Awesome Power: Harry S. Truman as Commander in Chief. Baton Rouge: LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1973.
Hermes, William G. Truce Tent and Fighting Front: United States Army in the Korean War. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army, 1966.
Hickey, Michael. The West Confronts Communism. Overlook Press, 2000.
Hoare, James E. and Susan Pares. Conflict in Korea: An Encyclopedia (Roots of Modern Conflict Series). NY: ABC, 1999.
Hogan, Michael J. and Thomas Paterson. Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Holober, Frank. Raiders of the China Coast : CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War (Special Warfare Series). Annaplis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.
Hong, Yong-Pyo. State Security and Regime Security: President Syngman Rhee and the Insecurity Dilemma in South Korea, 1953-60. St. Martin Press, 1999.
Hoyt, Edwin P. The Bloody Road to Panmunjom. New York: Stein and Day Publisher, 1985.
Admiral Joy, Turner C. How Communists Negotiate. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1955.
Kinkead, Eugene. In Every War but One. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1959.
Kissinger, Henry. Diplomacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
Knox, Donald. The Korean war: Pusan to Chosin: An Oral History. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.
Kolko, Joyce, and Gabriel Kolko. The Limits of Power: The World and Unite States Foreign Policy, 1945-1954. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
LaFeber, Walter. America, Russia and the Cold War, 1945-1980. 4th ed., New
York: Wilev, 1980.
_______. The American Age: Untied States Foriegn Policy at Home and Abroad since 1750. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1989.
Lewis, George G. and John Mewha. History of Prisoner of War Utilization by the United States Army, 1776-1945. Department of Army, 1955.
Lie, Trygve. In the Cause of Peace: Seven Years with the United Nations. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1954.
McLellan, David S. Dean Acheson: The State Department Years. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976.
May, Ernest R. "Lessons" of the Past: The Use and Misuse of History in American Foreign Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
May, Ernest R., and James C. Thomason, Jr. American-East Asian Relations: A Survey. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972.
Mayers, David Allan. Cracking the Monolith: U.S. Policy Against the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1949-1955. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.
Meyers, Samuel M. and Albert D. Biderman. Mass Behavior in Battle and Captivity: The Communist Soldiers in the Korean War. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1968.
Nagai, Yonosuke, and Akira Iriye, eds. The Origins of the Cold War in Asia. New York: Columbia University Press,1977.
Nelson, Harvey W. Power and Insecurity: Beijing, Moscow & Washington, 1949- 1988. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1989.
Paik Sun Yup. From Pusan to Panmunjom. New York: Brassey's (US), Inc., 1992.
Paschall, Rod. Witness to War: Korea. New York: A Perigee Book, 1995.
Pasley, Virginia. 21 Stayed: The Story of the American GI's Who Chose Communist
China--Who They Were and Why They Stayed. New York: Farrar, Straus and
Cudahy, 1955.
Pierpaoli, Paul G., Jr. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold
War. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1999.
Pillar, Paul R. Negotiating Peace: War Termination as a Bargaining Process.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983.
Ryan, Mark A. Chinese Attitude toward Nuclear Weapons: China and the United
States During the Korean War. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1989.
Selden, Mark, and Edward Friedman, eds. America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on
Asian-American Relations. New York: Random House, 1971.
Simmons, Robert. The Restrained Alliance: Peking, Pyongyang, Moscow and the
Politics of the Korean Civil War. New York: Free Press, 1975.
Snyder, Scott. Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior.
United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999.
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander I. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in
Literary Investigation, trans. from Russian by Thomas P. Whuney & Harry
Willetts. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976.
Spiller, Harry, ed. American POWs in Korea : Sixteen Personal Accounts. Jefferson,
NC: McFarland & Company Inc., 1998.
Spurr, Russell. Enter the Dragon: China's Undeclared War against the U.S. in Korea, 1950-1951. New York: New Market Press, 1988.
Stoessinger, John G. Nations into Darkness: China, Russia, and America. New
York: Random House, 1978.
Stueck, William W. The Road to Confrontation: American Policy toward China
and Korea, 1947-1950. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981.
_______. The Korean War: An international History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 1995.
Thornton, Richard C. Odd Man Out: Truman, Stalin, Mao and the Origins of the
Korean War. Brasseys Inc., 2000.
Tolstoy, Nikolai. The Secret Betrayal. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977.
Treaties & Alliances of the World: A Survey of International Treaties in Force &
Communities of States. Keyusham: Keeing's Publications Ltd., 1968.
Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf. Patterns in the Dust: Chinese-American Relations and the
Recognition Controversy, 1949-1950. New York: Columbia University Press,
Ulam, Adam B. Expansion and Coexistence: Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-1973.
New York: Praeger, 1974.
Van Evera, Stephen, Causes of War : Power and the Roots of Conflict (Cornell
Studies in Security Affairs). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.
Vatcher, William H. Jr. Panmunjom: The Story of the Korean Military Armistice
Negotiations. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Inc. Publisher, 1958.
Wainstock, Dennis D. Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War. Westport, CT:
Greenwoord Press, 1999.
Weintraub, Stanley. MacArthur's War: Korea and the Undoing of an American
Hero. New York: The Free Press, 2000.
Westad, Odd Arne. Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1953 (Cold War International History Project Series). Washington D. C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1999.
White, William Lindsay. The Captives of Korea: An unofficial White Paper on the Treatment of War Prisoners. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957.
Whiting, Allen Suess. China Crosses the Yalu: The Decision to Enter the Korean
War. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1968.
Young, Kenneth T. Negotiating with the Chinese Communists: The United States
Experience, 1953-1967. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.
Zhang Shu Guang. Mao's Military Romanticism: China and the Korean War, 1950-
1953. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

2. Articles

Bersntein, Barton J. "The Policy of Risk: Crossing the 38th Parallel and Marching
to the Yalu." Foreign Service Journal (March 1977): 16-29.
_______. "Truman's secret Thought on Ending the Korean War." Foreign Service
Journal (November 1980): 31-33, 44.
_______. "New Light on the Korean war." International History Review (April
1981): 256-277.
Calingaert, Daniel. "Nuclear Weapons and the Korean War." The Journal of
Strategic Studies 11, No. 2 (June 1988): 177-202.
Chaffee, Wilbur A. "Two Hypotheses of Sino-Soviet Relations as Concerns the
Instigation of the Korean War." Journal of Korean Affairs 6, No. 3-4 (1976-1977):
Chen, Jian. "China's Changing Aims during the Korean War, 1950-1951." The
Journal of American-East Asian Relations 1 (Spring 1992): 8-41.
_______. "The Sino-Soviet Alliance and China's Entry into the Korean War."
Working Paper No. 1, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., June, 1992.
Chen, Xiaolu. "China's Policy Toward the United States, 1949-1955." in Sino-
American Relations 1945-1955: A Joint Reassessment of a Critical Decade, edited
By Harry Harding and Yuan Ming, 184-197. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly
Resources, 1989.
Cohen, Warren. "Conversations with Chinese Friends: Zhou Enlai's Associations
Reflect on Chinese-American Relations in the 1940s and the Korean War."
Diplomatic History 11, No.3 (Summer 1987): 283-289.
Christensen, Thomas J. "Threats, Assurances, and the Last Chance for Peace: The
Lesson of Mao's Korean War Telegrams." International Security 17, No. 1
(Summer 1992): 122-154.
Dingman, Roger. "Atomic Diplomacy during the Korean War." International
Security 13, No. 3 (Winter 1988/89): 50-91.
Faison, Seth, Jr. "Mao's' 50 Cable Gives Evidence of Korean Plan, Indicates Leader
Sought to End a U.S. Threat." The New York Times (February, 26, 1992): A4.
Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. "A Reminiscence of the Chinese People's Volunteers in
the Korean War." China Quarterly 98 (June 1984) 287-304.
Federenk, Nikola. "The Stalin-Mao Summit in Moscow." Far Eastern Affairs
(Moscow) 2 (1989): 134-148.
Fedorenko, N. "Stalin and Mao Zedong." New and Newest History 6 (1992): 83-85.
Foot, Rosemary. "Nuclear Coercion and the Ending of the Korean Conflict."
International Security 13 (Winter 1988/1989): 92-112.
_______. "Making Known the Unknown War: Policy Analysis of the Korean
Conflict in the Last Decade." Diplomatic History 15 (1991): 411-431.
Friedman, Edward. "Nuclear Blackmail and the End of the Korean War." Modern
China 1, No. 1 (January 1975): 75-91.
Goncharov, S. N., interview with I. V. Kovalev, trans. Craig Seibert."Stalin's
Dialogue with Mao Zedong." Journal of Northeast Asian Studies 10, No. 4 (Winter
1991-1992): 45-76.
He Di. "The Last Campaign to Unify China: The CCP's Unmaterialized Plan to
Liberate Taiwan." Chinese Historians 5 No. 1 (1992):
Heuser, Beatrice. "NSC 68 and the Soviet Threat: A New Perspective on Perception
and Policy Making." Review of International Studies 17, No. 1 (January 1991): 17-
Hsing, Kuo-ch'iang. "The Washington-Peiping-Moscow Triangle from a Strategic
Point of View." Issue and Studies (Taiwan) 9, No. 12 (1973): 26-34.
Hunt, Michael H. "Beijing and the Korean Crisis, June 1950- June1951." Political
Science Quarterly 107, No. 3 (Fall 1992): 453-478.
Jervis, Robert. "The Impact of the Korean War on the Cold War." Journal of
Conflict Resolution 24, No. 4 (December 1980): 563-592.
Jin Chull Soh. "The Role of the Soviet Union in Preparations for the Korean War."
Journal of Korean Affairs 3, No. 4 (1974): 3-14.
Jolidon, Lautence, "Soviet Interrogation of U.S. POWs in the Korean War," CWIHP
Bulletin 6-7 (Winter 1995-1996): 123-125.
Keefer, Edward C. "President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the End of the Korean
War." Diplomatic History 10, No. 3 (Summer 1986): 267-289.
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
"Behind the Scenes: Stalin, Mao Zedong, and the Korean War." Typescript report
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LaFeber, Walter. "Crossing the 38th: The Cold War in Microcosm." in Reflection on
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Li Haiwen(trans. Wang Xi). "A Distortion of History: An Interview with Shi Zhe
about Kovalev's Recollections." Chinese Historians 5, No. 2 (Fall 1992): 59-64.
Li, Jen. "A Historical Study of Chinese Communist Diplomacy." pt. 1, Issue and
Studies (Taiwan) 9, No. 7 (1973): 42-58.
Li Xiaobing and Glenn Tracy, trans. "Mao's Telegrams during the Korean War,
October-December 1950." Chinese Historians 5, No. 2 (Fall 1992): 65-85.
Li Xiaobing, Wang Xi & Chen Jian. "Mao's Dispatch of Chinese Troops to Korea:
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1992): 63-86.
McLellan, David S. "Dean Acheson and the Korean War." Political Science
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Mansourov, Alexandre Y., "Stalin, Mao, Kim and China's Decision to Enter the
Korean War, September 16-October 15, 1950: New Evidence from the Russian
Archives," CWIHP Bulletin 6-7 (Winter 1995-1996): 94-119.
Matray, James. "Truman's Plan for Victory: National Self Determination and the
38th Parallel Decision in Korea." Journal of American History 66 No. 2 (September
1979): 314-333.
Michael, Franz. "Moscow and Peking." Asian Affairs, An American Review 6, No. 4
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Mikhailov, G. and A. Orlov. "Secret of the 'Closed Sky.'" New and Newest History
6 (1992): 96-110.
Nakajima, Mineo. "The Sino-Soviet Confrontation: Its Roots in the International
Background of the Korean War." Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 1 (1979):
Shen Zhihua, "The Discrepancy between the Russian and Chinese Versions of Mao's 2 October 1950 Message to Stalin on Chinese Entry into the Korean War: A
Chinese Scholar's Reply," (translated by Chen Jian), CWIHP Bulletin 8-9 (Winter
1996-97): 237-242.
Shi Zhe. "I Accompanied Chairman Mao to the Visit of the Soviet Union." Far
Eastern Affairs (Moscow) 2 (1989): 125-133,
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World Politics 28, No. 4 (July 1976): 622-635.
_______. "The Korean War as International History." Diplomatic History 10, No. 3
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_______. "An Exchange of Opinion: Cold War Revisionism and the Origins of the
Korean Conflict: The Kolko Thesis." Pacific Historical Review 42, No. 4 (1973):
Weathersby, Kathryn. "Soviet Aims in Korea and the Origins of the Korean War,
1945-1950: New Evidence from Russian Archives." Working Papers No. 8, CWIHP Bulletin, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington
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_______. "New Findings on the Korean War." CWIH Bulletin, 3 (Fall 1993): 1, 14- 18.
_______. "Korea, 1949-50: To Attack, or Not to Attack? Stalin, Kim Il Sung, and the Prelude to War," CWIHP Bulletin 5, (Spring 1995), 1-9.
_______. "Stalin, Mao, and the End of the Korean War," Odd Arne Westad, ed., Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1963 (Cold War International History Project Series), Washington D. C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1999, 90-116.
_______. "Deceiving the Deceivers: Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang, and the Allegations of the Bacteriological Weapons Use in the Korea," CWIHP Bulletin 11 (Winter 1998): 176-199.
Wells, Samuel F., Jr. "Sounding the Tocsin: NSC 68 and the Soviet Threat."
International Security 4, No. 2 (Fall 1979): 116-158.
West, Philip. "Interpreting the Korean War." American Historical Review 94
(February 1989): 80-96.
Whiting, Allen S. "The Using of Force in Foreign Policy by the People's Republic
of China." Annals of the American Academy of Political Social Science 402 (July
Wolfers, Arnold. "Collective Security and the War in Korea." Yale Review 43, No. 4
(June 1954): 481-496.