The Korean War : a history
by Cumings, Bruce, 1943-
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 14 copies|
The Korean War, More than any other war in modern times, is surrounded by residues and slippages of memory. The Great War's place is indelible, its annihilating violence a permanent reminder of war's carnage. World War II was the good war, an outright victory to be celebrated. Vietnam tore the United States apart. With Korea there is less a presence than an absence; thus the default reflexive American name: "the forgotten war." For years I rejected the "forgotten war" rubric; the unknown war seemed much better. But for Americans Korea is both: a forgotten war and a never-known war. For Americans Korea is just one among several wars best forgotten, just another transient episode among a myriad of interventions in Third World countries that do not bear close examination, but have unsettling ways of coming back to haunt us. Book jacket.
ContentsThe course of the war
The party of memory
The party of forgetting
Culture of repression
38 degrees of separation : a forgotten occupation
"The most disproportionate result" : the air war
The flooding of memory
A "forgotten war" that remade the United States and the Cold War
Requiem : history in the temper of reconciliation.
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|Series||Modern Library chronicles.|
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Social aspects -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York :Modern Library,2010
|Edition||Modern Library ed.|
xix, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.