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How successful the UN was in moderating the situation?
Was the UN able to achieve goals of promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights?
Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
An incomplete selection of books in our library on the Korean War and North Korea.
For more on these topics, check the books on the shelves around the same call numbers listed.
North and South Korea by Greenhaven Press Editors (Editor); Noah BerlatskyContains twenty-three essays in which the authors debate issues related to North and South Korea.
Call Number: 951.904 Nor
Publication Date: 2013
The Korean War
Great Debates at the United Nations by Robert F. GormanProvides information and critical examinations of the fifty most important issues debated in the history of the United Nations from 1945 to 2000.
Call Number: 341.23 Gor
Publication Date: 2001
Korean War by Maurice IssermanExamines the political climate and military situation that led to the Korean War and discusses the key people and events involved in the conflict itself.
Call Number: 951.904 Iss
Publication Date: 2010
The forgotten war : America in Korea, 1950-1953 by Clay Blair."A close and blistering look at high-level defense policy and ground-level leadership of the U.S. Army in Korea from the opening of the war in 1950 through the first yearthe "pendulum period" before the final battle lines were drawnthen summarizes the subsequent "talking war" period, which lasted for two years." from Publishers Weekly.
Call Number: 951.9042 Bla
Publication Date: 1989
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War by David Halberstam.A masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides that provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.
Call Number: 951.9042 Hal
Publication Date: 2007
Crisis in Korea by (Series: History's turning point II)Chronicles the Korean conflict and the UN forces in action.
Call Number: AV 909 His II v.5 DVD
Korea : the forgotten war by A&E Home VideoRecounts the history of the Korean War, often called the forgotten war because of its lack of impact on the American consciousness.
E Book on North Korea from the Choices program. Used with permission.
Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Chronicles the lives of six North Koreans over a span of fifteen years, exploring how the lives of ordinary citizens were impacted by key social, political, and economic events of the time.
Call Number: 306.095 Dem
Publication Date: 2010
North Korea by Debra A. Miller.Examines the history, geography, government, and cultural and religious roots of North Korea, and discusses modern life and concerns in the Asian country.
Call Number: 951.93 Mil
Publication Date: 2004
The State of North Korea by Frontline - PBSExplores North Korean life under its new ruler and investigates the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power.
Call Number: AV 951.93 Sec
Publication Date: 2014
Pyongyang by Guy Delisle; Helge Dascher (Translator)Documents the two months Canadian animator Guy Delisle spent overseeing cartoon production in North Korea, where he records everything form the statues and portraits of dictators Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il to the ordinary citizens of the country.