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  • The Korean War
  • Bruce Cumings
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  • 15 June 2019
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Free download The Korean War Bruce Cumings ï 0 Read Free read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Bruce Cumings Bes 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 a. About 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 Monroe Picasso and a lot of other silly trivia He does the usual MacArthur bashingAND he tries to minimize Dean Acheson s idiotic Press club speech where he says that South Korea is outside America s defense perimeter The north Korean s thought about this for 6 monthsgot backing from Russia prepared for war then invaded Cumings thinks this worked beautifully for Acheson who was seeking ambiguity and trying to keep BOTH the Communists and volatile allies GUESSING ABOUT WHAT THE US WOULD DO IF SOUTH KOREA OR TAIWAN WERE ATTACKED Yeah right when did Acheson ever say this And with the communist countries tightly allied from 1945 to the 1950 s did we REALLY want Russia to wonder about our AMBIGUITY They did have nukes from 1948 oneverything I ve read about our nuclear policy was that it was the OPPOSITE of ambiguity They nuke us and we retaliate with everything we have MAD The author is a college teacher so one has to accept that he doesn t live in the real world He seems to like the Korean warevery couple of years he writes another book about it

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Free download The Korean War Bruce Cumings ï 0 Read Free read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Bruce Cumings Nd atrocities committed on all sidesElegantly written and blisteringly honest  The Korean War is like the war it illuminates brief devastating and essentialPraise for The Korean War“A powerful revisionist history a sobering corrective” The New York Times“Worth reading This work raises the uestion of what Korea can tell us about the outlook for Ira and Afghanistan” Financial Times “Well sourced and elegantly presented” The Wall Street Journ. Other 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 proposition 219Finally it was this war and not World War II which established a far flung American base structure abroad and a national security state at home as defense spending nearly uadrupled in the last six months of 1950 and turned the United States into the policeman of the world 243

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Free download The Korean War Bruce Cumings ï 0 Read Free read æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Bruce Cumings 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 descri. NORTH 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 the reader of any notion that South Korea was a land of peace and tranuillity prior to the war insurrections were endemic and the South Korean regimes response were extremely brutal The background detail on the two regimes that formed when the US artificially split Korea in 1945 is useful in so far as it diminishes assumptions based on the current state of North South KoreaOther issues dealt with include a fresh look at how the war started the role of foreign powers of whom the US followed by the Chinese were the most important the uestion of US s possible use of nuclear weapons the role the war played in the origin of the Military Industrial complex attrocities Cummings claims the US South Korean forces were responsible for roughly six times attrocities than the Chinese North Korean forces how both sides viewed one another and how memories of the war have effected all sides not least the North where the War and their previous experience with Japanese Imperialism provide historical justification for the regimeThis is a fascinating book and in my opinion gains than it loses for not being a chronological account of the movements of armies and the decisions of generals and political leaders Instead its thoughtful analysis and multifaceted approach serve to give the reader a richer view of a war that in the West has largely been eclipsed by the Second World War that preceded it and the War in Vietnam which was the next Asian country to feel the effects of US military intervention The Korean War is a book I wouldn t hesitate to recommend