The Korean War

A History
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Author(s): Bruce Cumings
Original Publish Date: Jul 27, 2010
Product Number: EB00162626
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679603788
Publisher: Modern Library
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A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED. For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Bruce Cumings reveals the war as it was actually fought. He describes its origin as a civil war, preordained long before the first shots were fired in June 1950 by lingering fury over Japan's occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Cumings then shares the neglected history of America's post-World War II occupation of Korea, reveals untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, and tells of the United States officially entering the action on the side of the South, exposing as never before the appalling massacres and atrocities committed on all sides. Elegantly written and blisteringly honest, The Korean War is, like the war it illuminates, brief, devastating, and essential. Praise for The Korean War "A powerful revisionist history...? sobering corrective."-The New York Times "Worth reading...?his work raises the question of what Korea can tell us about the outlook for Iraq and Afghanistan."-Financial Times "Well-sourced [and] elegantly presented."-The Wall Street Journal

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eAudio
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Author(s): Bruce Cumings
Narrator(s): David de Vries
Product Number Z100144470
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977316837

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