Michael Howard, 26 November 1987
Show More The Korean War by Max Hastings.
Joseph, 476 pp., £14.95, September 1987, 9780718120689Show More
The Origins of the Korean War by Peter Lowe.
Longman, 256 pp., £6.95, July 1986, 0 582 49278 5Show More
Korea: The War before Vietnam by Callum MacDonald.
Macmillan, 330 pp., £25, November 1986, 0 333 33011 0Show More
“... War was a struggle, not only between two power-blocs for the control of the Korean peninsula, as Callum MacDonald bleakly concludes, nor for the vindication of international law, as Max Hastings is still inclined to believe, but for the soul of America: a bitter debate over what kind of super-power the United States was going to be. It is not surprising ...”