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List of best books about the Korean War, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on the Korean War are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Korean War bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about the Korean War. If you're looking for a list of top books on the Korean War then you're in the right place.

List books include Origins of the Korean War, Vol. 2, Down in the weeds and many more. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Korean War?" after checking out this list.

This greatest Korean War book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Korean War books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Many great authors have written books about Korean War, including James Salter and Stanley Weintraub.

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In the Devil's Shadow: UN Spec... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean War Books
In the Devil's Shadow: UN Special Operations During the Korean War Michael E. Haas In the Devil's Shadow: UN Special Operations During the Korean War is a book by Michael E. Haas.

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The Coldest Winter: America an... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War David Halberstam The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War is a book published after the death of the author David Halberstam. The book, written more than half a century after the Korean War, looks at the ...more

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This Kind of War: The Classic ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean War Books
This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History T. R. Fehrenbach This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History is a book by T. R Fehrenbach.

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The Coldest War: A Memoir of K... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea James Brady The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea is a book by James Brady.

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The Marines of Autumn: A Novel... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Marines of Autumn: A Novel of the Korean War James Brady The Marines of Autumn: A Novel of the Korean War is a book by James Brady.

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Origins of the Korean War, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Origins of the Korean War, Vol. 2 Bruce Cumings Origins of the Korean War, Vol. 2 is a book by Bruce Cumings.

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Pork Chop Hill: The American F... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring is a book by Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall.

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Sometimes It Was Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Sometimes It Was Beautiful PT Armstrong In SOMETIMES IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, PT Armstrong balances his report on the hardships of life for a young black man during the middle years of the twentieth century in America with tales of a young ...more

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Devotion by Adam Makos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Theron Knapp added Devotion by Adam Makos

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Hot Shots: An Oral History of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Hot Shots: An Oral History of Air Force Combat Pilots of the Korean War Hot Shots: An Oral History of Air Force Combat Pilots of the Korean War is a book edited by Jennie E. Chancey and William R. Forstchen.

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Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950 Martin Russ Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950 is a book by Martin Russ.

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Down in the weeds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Down in the weeds William T. Y'Blood Down in the weeds is a book by William T. Y'Blood.

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The March to Glory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The March to Glory Robert Leckie The March to Glory is a book by Robert Leckie.

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The Hunters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Hunters James Salter The Hunters is James Salter's debut novel and a tale of USAF fighter pilots during the Korean War, first published in 1956. The novel was the basis for a 1958 film by the same name starring ...more

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The Korean War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Korean War Max Hastings The Korean War is a book by Max Hastings.

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M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean War Books
M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors W. C. Heinz, H. Richard Hornberger MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, is a 1968 novel by Richard Hooker which is notable as the inspiration for the 1970 feature film MASH and TV series M*A*S*H. The novel is about a fictional ...more

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MacArthur's War: Korea and the... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean War Books
MacArthur's War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero Stanley Weintraub MacArthur's War: Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero is a book by Stanley Weintraub.

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Conflict is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Conflict Poul Anderson, Robert Leckie Conflict is a book by Poul Anderson and Robert Leckie.

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Officers in flight suits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Officers in flight suits John Darrell Sherwood Officers in flight suits is a book by John Darrell Sherwood.

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The Korean War is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean War Books
The Korean War Maurice Isserman The Korean War is a book by Maurice Isserman.

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Devotion by Adam Makos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean War Books
Theron Knapp added Devotion by Adam Makos