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

Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke

Label
Korea : where the American century began
Title
Korea
Title remainder
where the American century began
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pembroke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unless you know the history, you cannot see the future. In late 1950, the US-led invasion of North Korea failed, and for the next three years ,the United States relentlessly bombed the North's cities, towns and villages. Pyongyang has been determined to develop a credible nuclear deterrent ever since. The Korean War was the first of America's unsuccessful military interventions post-World War II and its first modern conflict 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 defense expenditure and creating the dangerous and festering geopolitical sore that exists in Northeast Asia today. Michael Pembroke tells the story of the Korean peninsula with compassion for the people of the North and South, understanding for the soldiers caught between the bitter winter and an implacable enemy, and concern about the past and present role of the United States
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pembroke, Michael
Dewey number
951.904
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DS919
LC item number
.P46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korea
  • United States
Label
Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Geography and history -- This accursed land -- Missionaries and gunboats -- Part 2. Origins of conflict -- A fateful division -- Two states emerge -- Part 3. China goes to war -- Power play -- American hubris -- China crosses the Yalu -- American calamity -- Part 4. The American response -- Indignation and attrition -- The bombing campaign -- Nuclear near miss -- Secrets and lies -- Propaganda prisoners -- Part 5. The legacy -- New world order -- Dystopia -- Afterword: the battle for Maryang San
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781786074737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, facsimiles
System control number
  • on1022999687
  • (OCoLC)1022999687
Label
Korea : where the American century began, Michael Pembroke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Geography and history -- This accursed land -- Missionaries and gunboats -- Part 2. Origins of conflict -- A fateful division -- Two states emerge -- Part 3. China goes to war -- Power play -- American hubris -- China crosses the Yalu -- American calamity -- Part 4. The American response -- Indignation and attrition -- The bombing campaign -- Nuclear near miss -- Secrets and lies -- Propaganda prisoners -- Part 5. The legacy -- New world order -- Dystopia -- Afterword: the battle for Maryang San
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781786074737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, facsimiles
System control number
  • on1022999687
  • (OCoLC)1022999687

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