The Korean War

The Korean War

by Steven Hugh Lee
     
 

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 Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative also uniquely

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 Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative also uniquely examines the social history of the conflict, and includes material on the newly racially integrated US fighting forces, war and disease, women and war and life in the Prisoner of War camps. While most surveys stop at 1953, with the signing of the armistice, Steven Hugh Lee carries the story through to the Geneva Conference in the spring of 1954 the last major international effort before recent years to negotiate a permanent peace for the Korean peninsula.

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'This is a valuable addition to the series and it will prove beneficial to those teaching and studying the Korean conflict.' English Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317882220
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2013
Series:
Seminar Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
204
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Hugh Lee teaches history at the University of British Columbia.

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