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Author Bloomfield, Gary L., author.

Title The devil's playground : inside America's defense of the deadly Korean DMZ / Gary L. Bloomfield.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  355.033051 BLO    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Overview: Still standing guard in Korea -- An Olympic hero -- DMZ incidents -- The minefield -- The tree incident -- Shangri-la : inside the world's deadliest border -- Agent Orange : a deadly legacy -- Cause of death unknown -- Chusok : Korea's day of thanksgiving -- Tit for tat at PanMunJom -- Tour to PanMunJom -- The longest, loneliest Christmas -- Infiltration -- The blue house raid -- The Pueblo incident -- Other incidents -- The children -- The DMZ's porous southern barrier fence -- Guard post ouellette -- Lifeline to Seoul -- The tunnels -- Shell-shocked -- Deciphering the myths of the Kim dynasty.
Summary "Gary Bloomfield presents here the first unvarnished accounts of the tension and the impact serving on the line can bring. Just one example: TI firefights are rare, US soldiers often hear North Korean soldiers and their laughter and their taunts, but they rarely see their tormentors"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Includes index.
Subject Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea) -- History.
Military assistance, American -- Korea (South)
United States -- Armed Forces -- Korea (South) -- History.
Korea (South) -- Defenses.
Korea (North) -- Defenses.
ISBN 9781493039029 (cloth : alk. paper)
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