The War that Never Ended: A Short History of the Korean War (Pocket Essential series) (Paperback)
The Korean War of 1950-1953 ended in a frustrating stalemate, the echoes of which reverberate to this day. It was the only conflict of the Cold War in which forces of major nations of the two opposing systems—capitalism and communism—confronted each other on the battlefield. And yet, in the decades since it was fought it has been strangely neglected, perhaps because no one was able to claim the victor’s spoils. This book details the origins, battles, politics and personalities of the Korean War, a war for which no peace treaty was ever signed.
Gordon Kerr worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of several titles including A Short History of Europe, A Short History of Africa, A Short History of China, A Short History of Brazil, A Short History of the First World War, A Short History of the Vietnam War, A Short History of the Middle East and A Short History of Religion.