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1) Under fire
In 1950, Captain Ken McCoy’s report on North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that he is promptly booted out of the Corps—and just as promptly picked...
|Publication Date||Edition||Publisher||Physical Description||Availability|
|2012||1st ed.||Knopf||145 p. ; 22 cm.|| |
|c2012||1st large print ed.||Random House Large Print||187 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.|| |
7) War trash
Ha Jin's masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and self-effacing clerical officer in Mao's "volunteer" army, is taken prisoner south of the 38th Parallel. Because he speaks English, he soon becomes an intermediary between his compatriots and their American captors.With Yuan as guide, we are ushered...
From young love to the Korean War, a boy's coming of age is wrought with shattering trials in this "riveting, thoughtful and . . . harrowing" novel (The Washington Post).
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Henry Childs is just seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly destroys him. To escape the wrath of the young girl's father, Henry joins the Marines, arriving in Korea on the