Each book in the Great Battles for Boys series explores the battles, leaders, tactics, and weapons that won (or lost) history’s most significant military clashes. The true tales of courage excite even the most reluctant readers.
In this book, boys learn about The Korean War (1950-53) also known as “The Forgotten War.”
Despite more than 2 million casualties, most Americans—young and old—cannot fully explain this international conflict, or why the United States sacrificed so much treasure to fight it.
"Great book for kids interested in War history. My 12-year-old has read all the books in this series and enjoyed them all. He learned a lot about the Korean War in this one." 5 stars Buffalo Steve
After reading about these harrowing battles of valor and courage, your son will never forget this war. He will also learn about modern warfare—and some of the politics behind it.
Here are some of the exciting chapters:
The Invasion of South Korea: The surprise attack that triggered the war.
Battle of the Chosin Reservoir: How the “Chosin Few" courageously survived a harrowing fighting retreat that should’ve brought them certain death.
Infamous and catastrophic battles such as Naktong River, Twin Tunnels, Samdong-Ni, Bloody Ridge, Pork Chop Hill — and much more!
Filled with biographies of heroic soldiers and Marines such as Chesty Puller and even a horse that became a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, this true story moves through the battles in chronological order. By the end, boys will understand the war's politics, the geography of Asia, and the stark difference between a democratic government and a Communist system.
If your son enjoys action-packed stories, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, he’ll love this book.