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So I don't own this game yet, but am definitely interested in it as a foray into OCS.

I also don't know much about the Korean war, so I'm looking for a book recommendation that might correspond to the operational level represented in the game.

Thanks!
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In the designer notes, Rod Miller says that if he had to recommend one book it would be The Forgotten War, by Clay Blair.

I have not read it myself.
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South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu by Lt.Col. Roy Appleman
This is the official Army history for the first 6 months of the War.
Ebb and Flow by Billy Mossman is the 2nd volume of the official history

The books below are all by Lt. Col. Roy Appleman and continue through the mobile phase of the War after the Chinese intervened. They are excellent as well as his official history.

Disaster in Korea
Escaping the Trap
Ridgway Duels for Korea
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Malcolm C wrote:
In the designer notes, Rod Miller says that if he had to recommend one book it would be The Forgotten War, by Clay Blair.

I have not read it myself.


I have this book and its very good. If your looking for more (I did after reading this). Check out Lt. Col Applemans excellent series.
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Thank you gents! I love BGG...
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Hi Chris,

I've just read read Max Hastings - The Korean War and it was a good reading, a little pro-british, but full of interesting points from the pure historical references to curiosity like the life of prisoners or the first encounter with a Mig-15 or the spy-war.
It's no recent (1987), but it makes a genuine picture of that war.

F.
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Let me add John Toland's book to the reading list (alas, cannot remember the title). Very well written, and he seems more interested in the Comm side than some of the others.
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Argh, no more! I've now got 5 books on their way to my local library branch.

Definitely appreciate the recommendations. This should keep me busy for a bit!
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