The Origins of the Korean War: Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion of the Koreas in the late 1990s, and the challenges involved in...
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Overview

The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion of the Koreas in the late 1990s, and the challenges involved in securing their reunification.

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'Lowe's excellent book should prove a comprehensive and lucid introduction to its subject, and is particularly welcome given the growing interest in the Cold War at undergraduate level.'

English Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317890928
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/30/2014
  • Series: Origins Of Modern Wars
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Editor's Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1 Korea, the Japanese Empire, and the Pacific War 1
2 The Establishment of Two Koreas 21
3 The Approach of Confrontation in Korea 48
4 General MacArthur and the Recovery of Japan 81
5 The Demise of the Kuomintang and the Triumph of Chinese Communism 110
6 The Cold War in Europe 143
7 The Outbreak of the Korean War 172
8 Rollback and Chinese Intervention in Korea 201
Anglo-American exchanges and dismissal of MacArthur 237
Truce talks and armistice 240
Korea since 1953 prospects for unification 246
Appendix 253
Select Bibliography 255
Maps 265
Index 271
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