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The Korean War

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Korean War, 1950-1953.,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementMax Hastings.
LC ClassificationsDS918 .H34 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination391 p., [20] p. of plates :
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2387484M
ISBN 100671528238
LC Control Number87016547

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