Journalistic icon I. F. Stone’s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings “Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.” —From the author’s preface In 1945 US troops arrivedJournalistic icon I. F. Stone’s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings “Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.” —From the author’s preface In 1945 US troops arrived in Korea for what would become America’s longest-lasting conflict. While history books claim without equivocation that the war lasted from 1950 to 1953, those who have actually served there know better. By closely analyzing US intelligence before June 25, 1950 (the war’s official start), and the actions of key players like John Foster Dulles, General Douglas MacArthur, and Chiang Kai-shek, the great investigative reporter I. F. Stone demolishes the official story of America’s “forgotten war” by shedding new light on the tangled sequence of events that led to it. The Hidden History of the Korean War was first published in 1952—during the Korean War—and then republished during the Vietnam War. In the 1990s, documents from the former Soviet archives became available, further illuminating this controversial period in history....
|Title||:||The Hidden History of the Korean War: 1950–1951|
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The Hidden History of the Korean War: 1950–1951 Reviews
Written during the Korean War, The Hidden History of the Korean War was so accurate that the U.S. Government bought up all copies of it and burned them at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City!
The author assumes you already know everything official about the Korean war. After 3 chapters dedicated to how there's no way US did not know the North was about to invade, I gave up - this was not the book I was looking for. Well-written, though (if a bit exhaustive/reiterative).
I read this book in high school, finding it quite by accident while researching something else in the library. I'd never read anything substantive about the Korean War previously, thus the interest. What Stone relates, with ample documentation, is a story far, far different than what I'd been led to believe.Since then I've purchased the book in its recent incarnation as a volume in the "A Nonconformist History of Our Times".
The Korean war is a forgotten war but the longest lasting American conflict which saw 25,000 combat troops in Korea which shows how easy it is to get into a war but much harder to get out of it, how over 4 million people were killed, including 35,000 americans. The book exposes the truth and cold hard facts not some fictitious story which other writers would have you believe which is full of gaps and distortions.
Very disturbing, yet consistent with Howard Zinn's "History." Hidden subtleties of policy that killed millions in the name of the "Commie Menace."
Fascinating analysis Through close analysis of the documentary record Stone builds a compelling case that once the war started MacArthur and Truman did everything they could to prevent a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The war was too convenient for Washington to allow it to end too soon. It's an enjoyable read that provides an excellent introduction to a conflict about which I had no prior exposure.
A history of how soybean futures contributed to the outbreak of war on the Korean Peninsula.Humorous examples of how US propaganda about the "Chinese hoards" were challenged by the US forces inability to find many of them.
Had to read it for a research paper...
Being Russian I have to be joyous that he wrote all this, but I am not. I love America and I am upset because all this seems me truth.