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The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the twentieth century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. But also, it has shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the twentieth century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. But also, it has shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. Inside you will read about... ✓ Korea before World War II ✓ The End of World War II and the Cold War Context ✓ The Korean War Begins ✓ The United States Enters the Korean War ✓ The Korean War Escalates ✓ Stalemate at the 38th Parallel ✓ After the War It was destructive, and brought many atrocities on both sides. What is more, still to this day, Korea remains divided along the 38th parallel, and the people of North and South Korea live very different lives.


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The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the twentieth century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. But also, it has shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the twentieth century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. But also, it has shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. Inside you will read about... ✓ Korea before World War II ✓ The End of World War II and the Cold War Context ✓ The Korean War Begins ✓ The United States Enters the Korean War ✓ The Korean War Escalates ✓ Stalemate at the 38th Parallel ✓ After the War It was destructive, and brought many atrocities on both sides. What is more, still to this day, Korea remains divided along the 38th parallel, and the people of North and South Korea live very different lives.

30 review for Korean War: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    The Korean War officially started in June 1950 and saw the armed forces of the United States and a coalition of world countries, under the auspices of the United Nations, against the Soviet Union, China and the communist regime governing Korea north of the 38th Parallel. This war lasted until July of 1953 when an armistice was reached. This war was the first to deploy troops under a United Nations mandate. It was also the first of many Cold War conflicts that would ravage the latter half of the The Korean War officially started in June 1950 and saw the armed forces of the United States and a coalition of world countries, under the auspices of the United Nations, against the Soviet Union, China and the communist regime governing Korea north of the 38th Parallel. This war lasted until July of 1953 when an armistice was reached. This war was the first to deploy troops under a United Nations mandate. It was also the first of many Cold War conflicts that would ravage the latter half of the Twentieth Century. While reading this short history, I was surprised at the lack of military readiness in which the United States was in, just five years after the end of World War II. I’ve always considered the Second World War and the Korean War as my father’s wars (I was born in the year this conflict started). Like so many others, my memories of the Korean War are wrapped up in all those episodes of M*A*S*H. With all of the tension emanating from the Korean Peninsula, I think that it is a good time to reacquaint with this history and this book is a very good place to begin. The Korean War is not much different than so many other wars as, when the guns fall silent and the combatants go home, nothing has really changed. The 38th Parallel was the division of Korea before the war and it has remained so to this day.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dee Arr

    Once again, Hourly History has succeeding in creating a book that educates the reader in the chosen subject, and accomplishes this in less than an hour. This offering on the Korean War begins with a quick overview of the last two thousand years. Japanese subjugation ended in 1945, and the two governments of North and South Korea were established. The Cold War between the East and West provided the background and impetus for another war to begin, although the major powers exercised caution, as no Once again, Hourly History has succeeding in creating a book that educates the reader in the chosen subject, and accomplishes this in less than an hour. This offering on the Korean War begins with a quick overview of the last two thousand years. Japanese subjugation ended in 1945, and the two governments of North and South Korea were established. The Cold War between the East and West provided the background and impetus for another war to begin, although the major powers exercised caution, as no one wished to cause another world war so soon after the last one. This is an educational read, allowing one to gain enough knowledge to understand why the war happened. It is written in an easy to read manner, yet contains enough facts to have validity as a short history book. Four stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    Apart from the details about what happened during the Korean War, the book provides some fascinating insights into the relationship between General McArthur and President Truman. This war was different from any other war as it was the first instance of a proxy war being fought between the super-powers post second World War.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ashwin

    Korean War and the 38th parallel. Policy of containment and Domino theory. Another good ebook by hourly history on the Korean War. The war lasted for almost three years and resulted in atrocities across the peninsula. In the end it was capitalism that prevailed against communism.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Edwin Lowe

    An Excellent Book, About a War Few Americans Remember. I visited the Korean. War Memorial, in Washington, DC for the first time last year and found it to be a haunting, yet beautiful place of honor. Seeing it made me realize, that all I knew about it was some chilling war stories two of my uncles who fought their, told me about, the Marines fighting retreat from the "Frozen Chosen" and days and nights filled with attacks by hordes of screaming Chinese soldiers, in tennis shoes, charging though Am An Excellent Book, About a War Few Americans Remember. I visited the Korean. War Memorial, in Washington, DC for the first time last year and found it to be a haunting, yet beautiful place of honor. Seeing it made me realize, that all I knew about it was some chilling war stories two of my uncles who fought their, told me about, the Marines fighting retreat from the "Frozen Chosen" and days and nights filled with attacks by hordes of screaming Chinese soldiers, in tennis shoes, charging though American machine gun emplacements,. accompanied by the sound of bugles and whistles! Reading this book answered all the questions I had regarding Korea and more. The Korean Wat was the first hot fight of the so called Cold War. As such, knowledge of it is critical to understanding the conduct of the Cold War and all the other battles, police actions, and wars the US engaged in during the Cold War era, including Vietnam. For example the conduct of the Korean War set the precept that we would not use nukes during the numerous hot wars fought during the Cold War era. (if it had been General MacArthur's call nukes would be unleashed). The book was well written and easily comprehended. All major facts were documented. I think the author clearly points out that America kept making all the same mistakes throughout the Cold War primarily because our leaders' unshakable belief in the so called "domino theory" and the need for "containment". (I let you read about these Cold War Pillars in the book). The sure result of these beliefs is a lot of American boys paid the bill with their blood and lives! Read this book, you owe it to yourself!

  6. 5 out of 5

    MrsIcarusPain

    A good starting point. I knew nothing the Korean war before reading this. Although it's not fully detailed it gives a good outline of what happened during the war. It even warns the readers of some of the gruesome atrocities committed that they will learn in detail in other readings. I also liked how it didn't romanticize the American side and talked about some of their shortcomings and motives.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vivek Priyadarshi

    So precise and to the point Pardon my ignorance, but I had never read about the Korean War. The book, though a short read, has just enough details for you to know what you should know about the Korean War. After reading A River in Darkness, I wanted to know more about North Korea and the book just had enough of the history. Very nice short read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Brilliant I am ashamed to say that all I knew about the Korean War was what I saw on TV. Then I read this. What an incredible introduction to a pivotal time in history. This is something the current American government should read, as it seems to be gearing up to repeat history.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Netanella

    I'm up to the Cold War in my APUSH class, so this 50-page summary of the key ideas surrounding the Korean War was brilliant way to spend an hour on a Sunday evening before class on Monday morning. I'm glad that the author, anonymously named "Hourly History," took a balanced approach to the Cold War, and not a regurgitated, Westernized, whitewashed view of events. Nicely done.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashudza Uchiha

    Very well defined In less words writer has described the scenario of Korean peninsula. Just want to say that this book worth time and money. I don't know what could be added in this book but it really give us info about Korea.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Adam Mahler

    Concise book of the war I really liked how this book stuck to the meat of the war. It gave all the pertinent information and left out all the hubbub about how some people feel about the war.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sivakumar P

    Excellent This is a really good book If you wanna know About Korean War Definitely go for this book I got this for free

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sean Talbot

    While it was okay it really didn't assist me in learning more about the culture or war

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ewagner

    Very concise. Very concise. I like how it just touched on the key salient points. Not a lot of unnecessary battle details

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mark Hanford

    A pretty good and easy read that provided a casual overview of the whole war.

  16. 4 out of 5

    George Polansky

    More balanced then I expected.

  17. 5 out of 5

    jparvinjr

    Interesting reading. Haven't read much about the Korean War,I did visit South Korea many years ago and found it beautiful and modern. Visited the site or near the 38 parallel.

  18. 5 out of 5

    R Cichon

    Quick overview A quick overview. Some info I did not know and makes me want to get a more detailed look into the Korean War.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Huy Tran

    A brief and wonderful overview of an unpopular war. I think the book did a good job of delivering the essensce of the war and its impact.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Very informative A good read that explains the Korean War and how we were involved. I felt it was very informative as I did not know much other than sketchy info. It is not a long book so you can zip right through it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laesar

    dnf. dull. kept having to reread whole sections and my brain still couldn't retain the information

  22. 5 out of 5

    Elfreda Tiley

  23. 5 out of 5

    Malik Mcmenamy

  24. 5 out of 5

    Winona Frodge

  25. 5 out of 5

    Robt Gaffigan

  26. 5 out of 5

    Charline Bretado

  27. 4 out of 5

    Arthur Greeves

  28. 5 out of 5

    Thad Kneisel

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rufus Caltagirone

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Dubard

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