“The most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean War.”—The Economist
Drawing from newly available diplomatic archives in China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Union, Jager analyzes top-level military strategy. She brings to life the bitter struggles of the postwar period and shows how the conflict between the two Koreas has continued to evolve to the present, with important and tragic consequences for the region and the world. Her portraits of the many fascinating characters that populate this history—Truman, MacArthur, Kim Il Sung, Mao, Stalin, and Park Chung Hee—reveal the complexities of the Korean War and the repercussions this conflict has had on lives of many individuals, statesmen, soldiers, and ordinary people, including the millions of hungry North Koreans for whom daily existence continues to be a nightmarish struggle.
The most accessible, up-to date, and balanced account yet written, illustrated with dozens of astonishing photographs and maps, Brothers at War will become the definitive chronicle of the struggle’s origins and aftermath and its global impact for years to come.
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Sheila Miyoshi Jager's "Brothers at War" does an exceptionally good job of bringing the conflict to life, and in ways not always comfortable for today's reader.Read Full Review of Brothers at War: The Unending... | See more reviews from WSJ online
An authoritative record of the divided Korean peninsula...Read Full Review of Brothers at War: The Unending... | See more reviews from Kirkus
This gripping narrative is a superb study of how the battle fought between two nations, and the world’s three major superpowers, over the 38th parallel — on the Korean Peninsula — molded the zeitgeist for global politics in the latter half of the 20th century.Read Full Review of Brothers at War: The Unending... | See more reviews from Toronto Star
By recounting its neglected players and unsung heroes, its ignored atrocities (on both sides) and countless, nameless bodies, Ms Jager has written the most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean war. Perhaps by chronicling the brutal deeds of this “forgotten war”, this book will help lay them to rest.Read Full Review of Brothers at War: The Unending... | See more reviews from The Economist
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