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What Communist Leaders Were Thinking
Historian Kathryn Weathersby is a leading expert on the role of the Communist powers, especially the Soviet Union, in the Korean War. For more than a decade she's pored through documents from the war years that became available after the collapse of the USSR. She offers insights into the thoughts of, and communications among, Soviet leader Josef Stalin, China's Chairman Mao, and North Korean leader Kim Il Sung--from before the decision to attack South Korea to the entry of China into the war and through the negotiations that led to the ceasefire in 1953.

Korea and the Cold War at Home
Historian William Stueck, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, has studied the Korean War for more than thirty years. His latest book is Rethinking the Korean War: A New Diplomatic and Strategic History.

24th Infantry - The Last Segregated Regiment
Historian William Hammond is senior historian with the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and lecturer in university honors at the University of Maryland. He has written Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (1998) and is coauthor of Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry in Korea (1996), a study of the Army's last segregated infantry regiment. .

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