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[Read] ➭ The Korean War ➵ Bruce Cumings – 14th-century.co 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 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 describe.

S 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 a.

PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean  ePUB ò Æ

PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ A specialist in the history of Korea Bruce Cumings is the Gustavus F and Ann M Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and former chair of the history department at the University of Chicago

korean book The Korean kindle The Korean War PDFS 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 a.

10 thoughts on “The Korean War

  1. Simon Wood Simon Wood says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFNORTH AND SOUTH EAST AND WESTWhile reading through the reviews of Bruce Cummings The Korean War I noticed than one reviewer complain that Cummings book isn't a history of the war Up to a point they are right it is not a conventional history of that war beyond the first thirty seven pages of two hundred and forty three that narrate the actions of leaders and armies from beginning to end of the war But it only takes a moment of reflection to realise that the remainder of the book is as valid a part of the history of that warCummings places the war of 1950 53 firmly in its historical context making it clear that there had in essence been conflict going back decades in Korea exacerbated by the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and between those who collaborated with the Japanese and those who didn't To an extent this division was also class based He also disabuses


  2. Nicole Nicole says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFI had issues with this book Many many issues though I didn't outright hate it I have to give it thatThe first being that for all the title is The Korean War this book really isn't about the Korean War The first chapter is a brief summary and then they talk about the atrocities committed during the war but it's hardly the focus of the book While I found a great deal of what he wrote about interesting such as pre Korean War rebellions that's not what I bought a book to read aboutOn top of that the book bounces all over the place time wiseI also didn't like Cumings's writing style The North Korean bias that didn't bother me actually it was fairly refreshing reading that given how vilianized the country normally is not really When he went and made sweeping statements that take that bias way too far One example that stood out to me was basically 'South Korea fought with the Japanese and supp


  3. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFThis is not a survey of said conflict and is such an unusual choice for the Modern Library Nonfiction catalogue Cumings asserts that for myriad reasons the Korean War drifted out of collective consciousness The American stewards of the War Acheson MacArthur never understood the origins and prosecuted it in a heavy handed way which only exacerbated antipathy between North and South The author asserts that the war can only be understood in the context that Japan made Korea a colony in the early 20C and that the ruling elite of the South collaborated with the Nipponese until the end of WWII The propaganda of the time racist Orientalism used the grievance of Koreans invading Korea as it is moral compass This was followed by the subseuent USUN invasion of th


  4. Vheissu Vheissu says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFThis work is not a full and many sided account of the Korean War p231 as the author himself concedes In large measure this is because unlike the United States and South Korea the archives of North Korea are unavailable We know enough from recently opened Soviet archives that it was exactly the war Truman said It was at the time Kremlin aggression p 228 We know even from American and Korean archives and from the work of the Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission that US forces were complicit if not actually responsible for some of the worst human rights violations during the war No wonder Americans would like to forget all about itNevertheless the Korean War changed the United States in ways that World Wars I and II and Vietnam didn't The author claims that Korea was the real origin of the military industrial complex with American bases


  5. Alan Jacobs Alan Jacobs says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFThis is the book to read for an understanding of Korea not just the Korean War but Korea itself north and south North Korea will be much less enigmatic once you read this book Cumings goes deep into Korean history and especially into the Japanese occupation of Korea and Manchuria from the 1930s until the end of WWII In Cumings' retelling the North under Kim Il Jong was heroic in its determinat


  6. James James says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFAbout the worst book I've read about the Korean warthe author tries so hard to discredit others who have written about this war And the American men who fought and suffered there I assume the author never fulfilled his military obligation When GI's were dying in Asian countrieshe was probably sipping mint julips and playing with himself The author has a very scattered style of writing with mentions of Marilyn Monr


  7. Richard Macquarrie Richard Macquarrie says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFThis book was informative about mostly ghastly and terrible war crimes that were committed during the Korean war It did not go in depth about the actual battles or the White House strategy of the war as I was hoping It was clearly written by a hard core liberal with a lot of anger built up for his own country The book demonized the South Koreans and the Americans in the war while trying to make Kim Il Sung look not so bad The most damning part of the book was when he stated and I'm paraphrasing Yes the North Koreans killed several American POW's but it was a merciful bullet behind the ear He then went on to make the crimes committed by the North Koreans pale in comparison to the evil south Koreans and explain why the communists hate us so much It was well written but it did not focus on the war so much and if I were in the Kremlin I would use this book as propaganda for young students studying the west Too liberal too anti American too many


  8. Jeff Jeff says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFCumings has accessed recently declassified documents as well as testimonials from survivors to paint a portrait of Korea that no American has ever seen before He attempts to bring the mysterious war between the wars into the light a conflict forgotten even before it was finished while casting doubt on our perceptions of heroes and villainsThe fights against Communism and colonialism are the backdrop for this painful dissection that begins with Korea


  9. Lauren Albert Lauren Albert says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFOther reviewers have already pointed out that the title is a misnomer While Cumings manages to cover the history of the war as well as the pre and post history it is definitely not a straight narrative history The book is a revisionist look at the forgotten war which tries to show the darker side atrocities by our soldiers and allies of our participation rather than just that of the North Koreans I don't know enough about the events to judge his point of view but I found it interesting and I do like reading both or all views of an issue There was a lot of overlap with this book at The Icarus Syndrome which I just finished see my review in that Cumings sees the US forgetting the failed attempt to take the North and focused solely on their successful push back to the 38th parallel and then using this as pretext to launch similar campaigns elsewhereThe Korean War was thus the occasion for recasting containment as an open ended global propositio


  10. Elizabeth A.G. Elizabeth A.G. says:

    PDF/EPUB Bruce Cumings Æ The Korean War PDF/EPUB ¹ The Korean ePUB ò Æ korean book, The Korean kindle, The Korean War PDFI appreciated that this book despite its title is not a blow by blow history of the war activity in North and South Korea While Cumings describes the atrocities of the Korean War 1950 1953 his focus is also on the historical background events of Korea the involvement of the Soviet Union and China the Japanese occupation the internal guerilla activities and American intervention Understanding the past ellucidates the present I have not read enough books or studied the Korean War this history was rather glossed over in my history classes to determine the possible biases in Cumings' book but he is correct that the war has been the forgotten war or as Cumings prefers the unknown war the repercussions of which are still presentThis book has inspired me to read further about the Korean War and American relations with Southeast Asia


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