Dr. John Foster’s lecture series on The Korean War continues with an in-depth review of The Battle of Chosin Reservoir. About 30,000 United Nations Command troops were surrounded by more than four times as many Chinese troops during this brutal 17-day battle fought in freezing temperatures. Discover how they broke out and managed to withdraw to Hungnam.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.