Book The mistaken history of the Korean War : what we got wrong then and now / Paul M. Edwards.
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Call Number DS918 .E3943 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
ISBN: 9781476670485 147667048X
Extent: xi, 186 pages ; 23 cm
"Much of the history of the Korean War has been misinterpreted or obscured. Intense propaganda and limited press coverage during the war, coupled with vague objectives and an incomplete victory, resulted in a popular narrative of partial truth and factual omission. Battlefield stories -- essentially true but often missing significant data -- added an element of myth. Drawing on a range of sources, the author, a Korean War veteran, reexamines the war's causes, costs and outcomes." -- Back cover.
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Reluctant to call it war -- Post-traumatic perseverance -- Getting it straight -- Failed expectations -- Memory mistakes minimize mission -- No one was invited to the parade -- The shock of No Gun Ri -- The infidelity of the storytellers -- Brainwashed, yes, but who? -- Conclusion.