(Pdf New) [The Korean War] BY Bruce Cumings

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The Korean War Free download Ä 5 Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  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. 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 the actual battles or the White House strategy of the war as I was hoping It was clearly written by a hard core liberal with a lot of anger built up for his own country The book demonized the South Koreans and the Americans in the war while trying to make Kim Il Sung look not so bad The most damning part of the book was when he stated and I m paraphrasing Yes the North Koreans killed several American POW s but it was a merciful bullet behind the ear He then went on to make the crimes committed by the North Koreans pale in comparison to the evil south Koreans and explain why the communists hate us so much It was well written but it did not focus on the war so much and if I were in the Kremlin I would use this book as propaganda for young students studying the west Too liberal too anti American too many exceptions for communist crimes uestions to a Zen Master Political and Spiritual Answers from the Great Japanese Master young students studying the west Too liberal too anti American too many exceptions for communist crimes

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The Korean War

The Korean War Free download Ä 5 Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  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. 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 Ritual Power Healing and Community 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 Racso and the Rats of NIMH 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

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The Korean War Free download Ä 5 Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  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. 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 exacerbated antipathy between North and South The author asserts that the war can only be understood in the context that Japan made Korea a colony in the early 20C and that the ruling elite of the South collaborated with the Nipponese until the end of WWII The propaganda of the time racist Orientalism used the grievance of Koreans invading Korea as it is moral compass This was followed by the subseuent USUN invasion of the North which isn t viewed as egregious Then the Chinese came roaring across the Yalu and it became rather cold outside Unfortunately this book launches asides at other books on the conflict books I have lined up to read over the next couple days