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The Resource Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke

Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke

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Korea : where the American century began
Title
Korea
Title remainder
where the American century began
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pembroke
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Korean peninsula has had a troubled history but nothing quite compares with the tragedy of its American-inspired division in the 20th century; the war that inexorably followed; or the permanent conflict that has ensued. Michael Pembroke's timely book tells the story of the Korean peninsula with compassion for the people of the North and South. The failed invasion of North Korea by US-led forces in late 1950 and the unrelenting three-year long bombing campaign of North Korean cities, towns and villages – ‘every thing that moved [and] every brick standing on top of another’ – help explain why the Pyongyang regime is, and always has been, determined to develop a credible nuclear deterrent. As Alistair Horne once said so wisely ‘How different world history would have been if MacArthur had had the good sense to stop on the 38th parallel. The first Korean War became the first of America’s failed modern wars; and its first modern war with China. It established the pattern for the next sixty years and marked the true beginning of the American century – opening the door to ever-increasing military expenditure; launching the long era of expanding American global force projection; and creating the dangerous and festering geopolitical sore that exists in Northeast Asia today. Washington has not learned the lessons of history and we are reaping the consequences
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
951.904
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1005848877
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24 cm.
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Extent
xxi, 346 pages ;
Isbn
9781743793930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, facsimiles :
System control number
(OCoLC)1005848877

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