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  1. says: Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review EBOOK The Korean War

    Free read The Korean War Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review 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 h

  2. says: Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings EBOOK The Korean War

    EBOOK The Korean War I 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 W

  3. says: EBOOK The Korean War Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings

    Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Free read The Korean War This 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 exacer

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    EBOOK The Korean War This 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 enoug

  5. says: Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings EBOOK The Korean War

    EBOOK The Korean War Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review This 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 en

  6. says: EBOOK The Korean War Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings

    EBOOK The Korean War Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review 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

  7. says: EBOOK The Korean War Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Free read The Korean War

    EBOOK The Korean War This book was informative about mostly ghastly and terrible war crimes that were committed during the Korean war It did not go in depth about t

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    EBOOK The Korean War Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Cumings has accessed recently declassified documents as well as testimonials from survivors to paint a portrait of Korea that no American has

  9. says: Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Free read The Korean War

    EBOOK The Korean War Other reviewers have already pointed out that the title is a misnomer While Cumings manages to cover the history of the war as well a

  10. says: EBOOK The Korean War Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Free read The Korean War

    Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review Free read The Korean War I 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 pre

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Free read The Korean War

Read & download è The Korean War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read The Korean War 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. This 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 determination to rid the country of their Japanese overlords and return to Korea to the Koreans The South under Syngman Rhee was controlled Japanese collaborators who cooperated with the the US in its dedication to ridding the country of leftists whether or not they were working in league with the Northern communists Worse atrocities were committed by the South than any committed by the North And even after the outcome at the 38th parallel was rather well settled the US continued a bombing campaign for 2 years to decimate all northern economic activity Thus the attitudes of the North toward the Japanese the US and the South were cemented by the reality of their subjugation and persecution They blocked out the rest of the world other than the Chinese who had helped them and became the North Korea that we know todayCumings does not approve or condone the dynasty that has developed in North Korea their manipulation of mythology and superstition But it becomes clear from reading his book why it became that wayBeyond being great history this book is also historiographical and discusses how the history of Korea and the war were written with a non Korean bias making the actions of Kim Il Jong seem like those of a fanatic rather than one seeking a legitimate nationalistic goal

Read & download ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Bruce Cumings

The Korean War

Read & download è The Korean War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read The Korean War 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

Bruce Cumings Þ 9 Review

Read & download è The Korean War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read The Korean War 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. I 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 supported colonialism which completely underminesundervalues any resistance that South Korea made in ejecting the Japanese colonial government Cumings also writes from one extreme to another without ever finding a middle ground For example in the introduction the tone comes across as basically Korea should be grateful that Japan colonized it and effectively tried to eradicate it s culture because modernization Really the only reason they re still holding a grudge is because they re sore losers Then not long after he goes to the complete opposite when talking about the horrendous crime that was comfort women and goes straight to Japanese bashing I will give him kudos for focusing on the brutality of the allies side given that it s usually only focused on North Korea since they were the bad guys On top of that the language was too flowery and repetitive

  • Kindle Edition
  • 320
  • The Korean War
  • Bruce Cumings
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
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