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The War for Korea: A House Burning, 1945–1950, and: The War for Korea: They Came from the North, 1950–1951 (review)

The War for Korea: A House Burning, 1945–1950, and: The War for Korea: They Came from the... Reviews  355 Allan  R.  Millett.  e W Th ar for Korea: A House Burning, 1945–1950. Lawrence:   University  Press  of  Kansas,  2005.  xviii,  348  pp.  Hardcover  $39.95,  isbn  978-0-7006-1393-9. Allan  R.  Millett.  e W Th ar for Korea: They Came from the North, 1950–1951.   Lawrence:  University  Press  of  Kansas,  2010.  xx,  644  pp.  Hardcover  $45.00,  isbn  978-0-7006-1709-8. e Th   Korean  War  was  a  major  turning  point  in  the  Cold  War  that  has  dominated  international  politics  since  1945.  It  did  for  the  Cold  War  what  the  Japanese  attack  on  Pearl  Harbor  did  for  World  War  II — globalized  it.  However,  for  a  long  time  in the  United  States,  the  Korean  War  has  been  known  as  a  “forgotten  war,”  over- shadowed  by  the  Vietnam  War.  In  China,  the  Korean  fighting   has  remained  a  highly  emotional  and  still  controversial  event.  It  has  come  down  to  the  population  older  than  middle  age  in  a  series  of  unforgettable  scenes,  including  the  battle  of  Shangganling  (上甘岭战役)  (or  the  Battle  of  Sangkumryung  Ridge  or  the  Battle  of  Triangle  Hill)  and  the  Kumsong  counteroen ff sive   (金城反击战).  It  has  been  celebrated  as  a  “good  war”  by  the  Communist  government,  and  officially   desig- nated  “heroes”  such  http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The War for Korea: A House Burning, 1945–1950, and: The War for Korea: They Came from the North, 1950–1951 (review)

China Review International , Volume 17 (3) – Jun 15, 2012

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Reviews  355 Allan  R.  Millett.  e W Th ar for Korea: A House Burning, 1945–1950. Lawrence:   University  Press  of  Kansas,  2005.  xviii,  348  pp.  Hardcover  $39.95,  isbn  978-0-7006-1393-9. Allan  R.  Millett.  e W Th ar for Korea: They Came from the North, 1950–1951.   Lawrence:  University  Press  of  Kansas,  2010.  xx,  644  pp.  Hardcover  $45.00,  isbn  978-0-7006-1709-8. e Th   Korean  War  was  a  major  turning  point  in  the  Cold  War  that  has  dominated  international  politics  since  1945.  It  did  for  the  Cold  War  what  the  Japanese  attack  on  Pearl  Harbor  did  for  World  War  II — globalized  it.  However,  for  a  long  time  in the  United  States,  the  Korean  War  has  been  known  as  a  “forgotten  war,”  over- shadowed  by  the  Vietnam  War.  In  China,  the  Korean  fighting   has  remained  a  highly  emotional  and  still  controversial  event.  It  has  come  down  to  the  population  older  than  middle  age  in  a  series  of  unforgettable  scenes,  including  the  battle  of  Shangganling  (上甘岭战役)  (or  the  Battle  of  Sangkumryung  Ridge  or  the  Battle  of  Triangle  Hill)  and  the  Kumsong  counteroen ff sive   (金城反击战).  It  has  been  celebrated  as  a  “good  war”  by  the  Communist  government,  and  officially   desig- nated  “heroes”  such 

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