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The Korean War : an international history

Author: William Whitney Stueck
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1995.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first truly international history of the Korean War argues that its timing, its course, and its outcome made it in effect a substitute for World War III. Stueck draws on recently available materials from seven countries, plus the archives of the United Nations, presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomacy of the conflict and a broad assessment of its critical role in the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Whitney Stueck
ISBN: 0691037671 9780691037677 0691016240 9780691016245
OCLC Number: 31710666
Description: xii, 484 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Origins of the Korean War --
The Diplomacy of Confrontation and Consolidation --
Diplomacy Fails: The UN Counteroffensive and Chinese Intervention --
Limiting the War --
The Dimensions of Collective Action --
Armistice Talks: Origins and Initial Stages --
Progress --
Deadlock --
Concluding an Armistice --
The Korean War as International History.
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Responsibility: William Stueck.
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Presents the international history of the Korean War which argues that by its timing, its course, and its outcome it functioned as a substitute for World War III. This work draws on materials, and  Read more...

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by jds610 (WorldCat user on 2007-12-10)

This book is a great alternative to Cummings book. It gives a fairly balanced point of view in terms of responsibility, short comings, and successes. He also gives attention to the UNSC jockeying that went on 'behind the scenes'. I recommend it.

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"Stueck has canvassed research libraries in North America, England, and Australia to give us what must stand as the most complete and intelligent international history of the war yet written."--Lloyd Read more...

 
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