Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

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W. W. Norton & Company
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4.97 X 8.61 X 0.87 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author
Sheila Miyoshi Jager is the author of Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea and Narratives of Nation-Building in Korea: The Genealogy of Patriotism. A specialist on modern East Asian and Korean history and politics, she has written for the New York Times, Politico, and the Boston Globe. She is Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College.
Compelling [and] wonderfully researched.
[A] magisterial history of the Korean War.--Andrew Nathan
An important contribution to Cold War scholarship.--Paul French
Essential reading for all students of recent North and South Korean history. Though scholarly and meticulously researched, the book is written in prose that is accessible to experts and novices alike.
Jager has produced an excellent, lucid and original contribution to the literature on the Korean peninsula based on extensive research in international archives and reference to a vast body of secondary literature. It is a must read for all who are interested in the topic.--Zhihua Shen, East China Normal University
Jager . . . skillfully covers international affairs, politics, and society in a first-rate comprehensive presentation of all the big issues facing North and South Korea.--Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
This book is the best one-volume study of the war in all its cultural, political, and military aspects.--Allan R. Millett, University Research Professor and Ambrose Professor of History, University of New Orleans, and Raymond E. Mason Jr. Professor Emeritus of History, The Ohio State University
Written in lucid narrative prose with an eye for the telling detail and compelling human story.--Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
Superb... Elegant and balanced.--Mark Atwood Lawrence
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.--J.P. O'Malley
A stark reminder that... the Korean War is far from over... This gripping book at last gives the big picture and the full story of a tragic and terrible conflict.--Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University, UK
An important contribution to the literature on this conflict... highly recommended.--William Donnelly
This is a magnificent book--deeply researched and written with real feeling and insight into the complex internal and external conditions that produced a brutal war and perpetuated Korea's division to the present day.--William W. Stueck, professor emeritus, University of Georgia
Sheila Miyoshi Jager has managed an astounding feat--an extremely readable yet rigorously objective and brilliantly researched history of the Korean War from all sides.--Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China, Oxford University
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.
Brothers at War does an exceptionally good job of bringing the conflict to life, and in ways not always comfortable for today's reader.--Eliot A. Cohen