The Korean War stands as the inaugural instance of America's less successful military engagements following World War II, representing its first contemporary clash with China. This conflict set a precedent for the ensuing six decades and truly initiated what is often referred to as the American century. Michael Pembroke, with empathy for the inhabitants of both North and South Korea and a keen awareness of the soldiers trapped amidst harsh winter conditions and an unyielding adversary, narrates the captivating tale of Korea. This account is crucial for those striving to comprehend the roots of the current nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Written by Michael Pembroke. Published by Oneworld Publications, 2018. Softcover, 368 pages.