Explore how the Korean War started, the aftermath, and the events in between!
The narrative of the Korean War in the West, and particularly in the United States, tells the tale of a conflict between two global superpowers and competing ideologies in a far-flung corner of the globe.
The reality is that the wheels of motion that drove the country to war in 1950 began turning long before American boots set foot on Korean soil. The heart of the conflict was a civil war between a population arbitrarily divided by colonization and the global geopolitics at the end of the Second World War.
Challenging the widely perpetuated Western narrative and getting to the core of the Korean conflict is no easy feat. From assumptions that the outbreak of war was a deliberate act of communist aggression, to the notion that Eisenhower and Truman's constant threats of atomic annihilation broke the Chinese and North Korean spirit and led to the signing of the armistice, everything needs to be dissected and reviewed on its own factual merit to fully understand the nature of the war.
This guide seeks to pull this narrative curtain and peek behind at the truth of the matter, tracing the history of the war back to the Japanese occupation and uncovering the root of Korean nationalism that stirred the nation into the frenzy of civil war in 1950.
Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:
The Japanese Ascendency: 1910-1945
A Korea Divided: The US Occupation of the South
The Forging of the North Korean State
First Blood: The Outbreak of War
Strike Hard and Strike Fast: The US Retreat
Bittersweet Victories: American Revival and China's Decision to Cross the Yalu
How Do You Solve a Problem Like China?
The Bloody Ceasefire and Looming Bomb
The Legacy of the Korean War
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This book was purchased for a Korean war veteran who is interested in researching his participation in this war. The book was in great condition and delivered in great time. Thanks!
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The author does an excellent job presenting the story of the Korean War in a readable manner. He tells many of the personal stories while keeping a big picture view. He also briefly describes Korea's place in the Cold War. Overall it was an interesting and entertaining historical work.