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Brothers at War

The Unending Conflict in Korea
Jager, Sheila Miyoshi (Book - 2013 )
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More than sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War is still not over--yet it has become a forgotten episode in American history. Now, Sheila Miyoshi Jager combines international events with previously unknown personal accounts to create a comprehensive new history of that war. From American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese perspectives, she explores its origins, development and global implications. The epic story begins in mid-World War II, when Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill fiercely debated the possibility of Korean independence, and ends in the present day as North Korea, with China's aid, starves its population as it stockpiles nuclear weapons. Drawing on newly available diplomatic archives in several nations, this is the first account to examine both the military and the social, cultural, and political aspect of the war and its impact.--From publisher description.
Authors: Jager, Sheila Miyoshi
Title: Brothers at war
the unending conflict in Korea
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xvi, 605 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Pt. 1. The war. Liberation and division: End of empire
Red army in Korea
General Hodge goes to Korea
Two Koreas: Failed revolution
Yŏsu, Sunch'ŏn, and Cheju-do
Momentous decisions: War drums
Endgame
War for the South: Desperate days
War for the North
Savage war
Uncommon coalition: Integrating an army
Common cause
Crossing the 38th parallel: Lessons of history
Pilgrimage to Wake
"If war is inevitable, let it be waged now"
First strike
An entirely new war: "Defeat with dignity and good grace"
December massacres
"Revolt of the primitives"
Wrong Way Ridgway
Lost chances
Quest for victory: The general and the statesman
Spring offensive
Magnificent Glosters
Victory denied?
The stalemate: Truce talks
Voluntary repatriation
"Let them march till they die": Death march
Valley Camp to Camp 5
Camp 10
Camp 12
Return of the defeated
Propaganda wars: Tunnel war
American bugs
Kŏje-do
Armistice, at last: "I shall go to Korea"
Death of a dictator
Divided nation
Pt. 2. Cold War. Lessons of Korea: Feminized nation
The "Never again club"
The Geneva Conference
Eisenhower's warning
Deepening the revolution: The tragic demise of Peng Dehuai
Khrushchev, Korea, and Vietnam
Korea and Vietnam: Lyndon B. Johnson, refighting the Korean War
Park Chung Hee's crusade
Pt. 3. Local war. Legitimacy wars: August purge
Military line
The blue house raid and the Pueblo incident
Confessions
Old allies, new friends: Tensions between allies
Opening to China
War for peace: Withdrawal
Backlash
To Seoul
End of an era: Kwangju uprising
Students and the politics of legitimacy
Pt. 4. After the Cold War. North Korea and the world: Showdown
Defueling crisis
Accord
Winners and losers: Triumph and forgiveness
The North Korean famine
Gulag nation
Epilogue. China's rise, war's end?
Pt. 1. The war. Liberation and division ; Two Koreas ; Momentous decisions ; War for the South ; Uncommon coalition ; Crossing the 38th parallel ; An entirely new war ; Quest for victory ; The stalemate ; "Let them march till they die" ; Propaganda wars ; Armistice, at last
Pt. 2. Cold War. Lessons of Korea ; Deepening the revolution ; Korea and Vietnam
Pt. 3. Local war. Legitimacy wars ; Old allies, new friends ; War for peace ; End of an era
Pt. 4. After the Cold War. North Korea and the world ; Winners and losers
Epilogue. China's rise, war's end?
Summary: More than sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War is still not over--yet it has become a forgotten episode in American history. Now, Sheila Miyoshi Jager combines international events with previously unknown personal accounts to create a comprehensive new history of that war. From American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese perspectives, she explores its origins, development and global implications. The epic story begins in mid-World War II, when Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill fiercely debated the possibility of Korean independence, and ends in the present day as North Korea, with China's aid, starves its population as it stockpiles nuclear weapons. Drawing on newly available diplomatic archives in several nations, this is the first account to examine both the military and the social, cultural, and political aspect of the war and its impact.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 6 15 27 29 35 53 76 80 97 109 118 122 133 148 151 152 153 173 224 226 231 263
ISBN: 0393068498
9780393068498
Statement of Responsibility: Sheila Miyoshi Jager
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-578) and index.
Subject Headings: Korea (South) Foreign relations Korea (North) Korea (North) Foreign relations Korea (South) Korean War, 1950-1953 Influence. Korean War, 1950-1953.
Topical Term: Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953.
LCCN: 2013012760
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Oct 15, 2013
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Mac Arthur had become deeply despondent over the consequeces of China's intervention.

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Smith made headlines around the world when he refused to call the withdrawal a retreat,"Retreat hell" he said,"We are not retreating. We're just advancing in a different direction."

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Stalin's death was a turning point in the war, although few had been prepaired for it.

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In the emerging cold war environment, a calculated determination was made that rebuilding Japan, rather than punishing Japanese war criminals, would better serve the long term security interests of the United States and the free world.

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instigating crises in response to internal domestic turmoil, a familiar North Korean tactic ....

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North Korea had survived by playing the two communist powers against each other, but this leverage would no longer be available.

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The Great Leap was a huge lie.

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The tiger wanted to eat human beings when it would do so would depend on its appetite.

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Mao had also based his decision to enter the war on the understanding that China would receive air support from the Soviet Union.

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Kim had no contingency plan for failure.

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