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    DescriptionIn this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides. This is the first account to examine not only the military, but the social and political aspects of the war across the whole region - and it takes the story up to the present day: for the current wrangles are part of a conflict that has been ongoing for more than seventy years. Drawing on newly accessible diplomatic archives and reports from South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Comission, Jager not only analyses top-level military strategy but also depicts on-the-ground atrocities committed by both side that have never been revealed. The most accessible, up-to-date and balanced account yet written, rich with maps and illustrations, Brothers at War is the thrilling and highly original debut of a historian comparable to Max Hastings or Antony Beevor. It will become the definitive chronicle of the struggle's origins, aftermath, and global impact for years to come. As North Korea enters the headlines again on the 60th anniversary of the armistice, this book provides a vital and comprehensive account of a war between brothers that shaped the current crisis. 'I entered the prison and walked around and discovered the corpses; they were black and covered with flies. I couldn't believe how cruelly these civilians were killed. I thought that it didn't matter whether this was done by the Communists or by our own troops -- it represented the sorrow of a weak people, the tragedy of a civil war.' Yi Chun-yong, a South Korean prison guard recalls a massacre scene at Taejon prison in 1950


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    Title
    Brothers at War
    Subtitle
    The Unending Conflict in Korea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheila Miyoshi Jager
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 926 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846680670
    ISBN 10: 1846680670
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    DC22: 951.9042
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS1, 3JJPG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS023000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027020
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, NHF, NHWR9
    Illustrations note
    2 maps, with ills
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    20 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sheila Miyoshi Jager is Luce Associate Professor and Director of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, Ohio. She has written extensively on modern and contemporary Korean politics and history and is the author and co-editor of two previous books on Korea and East Asia. She lives in Oberlin with her husband and children.