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18 Best Korean War Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Korean War books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best korean war books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 3
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8

    The Surrendered

    Chang-Rae Lee

  5. 11

    The Korean War

    Max Hastings

  6. 15


    The War Before Vietnam

    Callum A. Macdonald

  7. 17

    If You Leave Me

    A Novel

    Crystal Hana Kim

  8. 18


  • How was this Korean War books list created?

    We searched for "best Korean War books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Korean War books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Korean War books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Korean War books on the internet.

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