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The war for Korea, 1945-1950 : a house burning / Allan R. Millett.

By: Millett, Allan Reed.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Modern war studies: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2005Description: xviii, 348 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700613935 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700613939 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Korea -- History -- 20th century | Korea -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1948 | Communism -- Korea -- History -- 20th century | World politics -- 1945-1955 | Korean War, 1950-1953 -- CausesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: War for Korea, 1945-1950.DDC classification: 951.904/1 Other classification: 15.75 | 8
Contents:
The years of division, 1919-1945 -- Defeat and division: Korea on the brink, 1945-1946 -- Putting Korea together again: the rise and fall of the US-USSR Joint Commission, 1946-1947 -- The Moscow agreement is abandoned, 1947 -- The United Nations enters the struggle, 1947-1948 -- The Republic of Korea enters the world and almost dies stillborn, 1948-1949 -- "We are fighting for our lives!" 1949-1950 -- The once and future invasion, 1949-1950 -- Epilogue and prologue, June 1950.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-324) and index.

The years of division, 1919-1945 -- Defeat and division: Korea on the brink, 1945-1946 -- Putting Korea together again: the rise and fall of the US-USSR Joint Commission, 1946-1947 -- The Moscow agreement is abandoned, 1947 -- The United Nations enters the struggle, 1947-1948 -- The Republic of Korea enters the world and almost dies stillborn, 1948-1949 -- "We are fighting for our lives!" 1949-1950 -- The once and future invasion, 1949-1950 -- Epilogue and prologue, June 1950.

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Any knowledgeable American knows that the Korean War began in June 1950, when North Korean tanks crossed the 38th parallel into the South. Not so, claims this work. It began April 3, 1948, on Cheju-do, an island near Korea, with communist partisans' widespread attacks on the civil government. These and subsequent attacks throughout South Korea killed thousands before the northern incursion. Millett (Univ. of New Orleans; Their War for Korea, CH, Sep'03, 41-0463; Mao's Generals Remember Korea, ed., with Xiaobing Li and Bin Yu, CH, Mar'02, 39-4135) blames the Truman administration for its ambivalence toward Korea, yet he is much less harsh in his criticism than was Bruce Cumings in the classic early work The Origins of the Korean War (2 vols., CH, Jun'91, 28-5787). While Cumings blames the US for the war, Millett demonstrates clearly that war would have been inevitable, even if no Soviet or US soldier had set foot on Korean soil. Good photographs of Korean antagonists, adequate maps and index, excellent documentation, and, above all, a superb bibliographic essay make this an indispensable purchase for senior colleges with strong history, political science, and Asian studies programs. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. M. O'Donnell formerly, CUNY College of Staten Island

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