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Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

Sheila Miyoshi Jager
Format
Book
Published
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780393068498 (hbk.), 0393068498 (hbk.)
Summary
More than sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War is still not over--yet it has become a forgotten episode in American history. Now, Sheila Miyoshi Jager combines international events with previously unknown personal accounts to create a comprehensive new history of that war. From American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese perspectives, she explores its origins, development and global implications. The epic story begins in mid-World War II, when Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill fiercely debated the possibility of Korean independence, and ends in the present day as North Korea, with China's aid, starves its population as it stockpiles nuclear weapons. Drawing on newly available diplomatic archives in several nations, this is the first account to examine both the military and the social, cultural, and political aspect of the war and its impact.--From publisher description.
Contents
  • Pt. 1. The war. Liberation and division
  • Two Koreas
  • Momentous decisions
  • War for the South
  • Uncommon coalition
  • Crossing the 38th parallel
  • An entirely new war
  • Quest for victory
  • The stalemate
  • "Let them march till they die"
  • Propaganda wars
  • Armistice, at last
  • Pt. 2. Cold War. Lessons of Korea
  • Deepening the revolution
  • Korea and Vietnam
  • Pt. 3. Local war. Legitimacy wars
  • Old allies, new friends
  • War for peace
  • End of an era
  • Pt. 4. After the Cold War. North Korea and the world
  • Winners and losers
  • Epilogue. China's rise, war's end?
Description
xvi, 605 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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