By Sheila Miyoshi Jager
"The so much balanced and finished account of the Korean War." —The Economist
Sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the thirty eighth parallel into South Korea, the Korean struggle has no longer but ended. Sheila Miyoshi Jager provides the 1st accomplished background of this misunderstood struggle, one who dangers regarding the world’s superpowers—again. Her sweeping narrative levels from the center of the second one global War—when Korean independence used to be fiercely debated among Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill—to the current day, as North Korea, with China’s relief, stockpiles nuclear guns whereas ravenous its humans. on the middle of this clash is an ongoing fight among North and South Korea for the mantle of Korean legitimacy, a "brother’s war," which maintains to gasoline tensions at the Korean peninsula and the region.
Drawing from newly to be had diplomatic information in China, South Korea, and the previous Soviet Union, Jager analyzes top-level army approach. She brings to lifestyles the sour struggles of the postwar interval and exhibits how the clash among the 2 Koreas has persisted to adapt to the current, with vital and tragic effects for the area and the area. Her images of the numerous interesting characters that populate this history—Truman, MacArthur, Kim Il Sung, Mao, Stalin, and Park Chung Hee—reveal the complexities of the Korean conflict and the repercussions this clash has had on lives of a lot of persons, statesmen, infantrymen, and traditional humans, together with the hundreds of thousands of hungry North Koreans for whom day-by-day lifestyles remains to be a nightmarish struggle.
The so much available, up-to date, and balanced account but written, illustrated with dozens of astounding photos and maps, Brothers at War becomes the definitive chronicle of the struggle’s origins and aftermath and its international effect for years to come.
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