Michael Burleigh

The Sins of Seoul

The Korean War: A History

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2010 is the sixtieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Many of the larger accounts of that conflict, for example by Max Hastings or the late David Halberstam, adhere to a pretty conventional formula, although much new work has been done on  Soviet and Chinese responsibility for the initiating crisis, notably by Jian Chen, Xue Litai and Sergei Goncharov. 

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