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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    The Korean War
    Subtitle
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) MR Bruce Cumings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812978964
    ISBN 10: 081297896X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC21: 951.9042
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950, CULT/EASIAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 951.9042
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS1
    B&T Approval Code: A44097300
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 951.904/2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027020, HIS027110
    LC classification: DS918 .C75 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    37 PHOTOS; 4 MAPS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bruce Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago, and specializes in modern Korean history and East Asian-American relations.
    Review quote
    "A powerful revisionist history . . . a sobering corrective."--"The New York Times " "Worth reading . . . This 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"