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The Origins of the Korean War, Volume II: The Roaring of the Cataract, 1947-1950 (The Origins of the Korean War #2)

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In continuing his argument that the Korean War was civil and revolutionary in character, Bruce Cumings examines the internal political-economic development of the two Korean states and the consequences, for Korea, of Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. He investigates the intense border fighting and internal political instability that preceded ...more
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Published July 31st 2004 by Cornell University Press (first published 1990)
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Jerome
Reading these two books,Vol. 1 & 2 is like reading grad student text books, but well worth it for those interested in Why we go to war. It does get a bit tedious with all the strange sounding names of people and places never heard of by most folks, but I remember the Koran war and thankfully missed out on participating in it by only a year as I was in the USMC from 1954 to 1957.
I found this book in the St. Louis county public library.
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Jul 31, 2007 Kiley holliday rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the Cold War and/or the history of U.S. foreign policy
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By far and away, the best book written on the Korean War!
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