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The Origins of the Korean War

The Roaring of the Cataract, 1947-1950 v. 2

By (author) Bruce Cummings
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 30th Nov 1990
Dimensions: w 167mm h 230mm d 58mm
Weight: 1571g
ISBN-10: 0691078432
ISBN-13: 9780691078434
Barcode No: 9780691078434
Synopsis
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 the Northern invasion and challenges the notion of sudden Soviet-sponsored intervention. "A decade ago, Bruce Cumings opened a new chapter in Korean War studies by arguing that this horrible conflict was above all a civil war. The Roaring of the Cataract is on a grander scale and narrated in a freer, more indignant voice than the first volume...there is no better camera obscura for those daring to revisit the bloodbaths that convulsed Korea at mid-century."--Far Eastern Economic Review

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