The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended.
South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily
alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent,
unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer
and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with
arms, munitions and nuclear warheads.
Cameron Forbes, acclaimed author of Hellfire, tells the story of the war and Australia's involvement in it in a riveting narrative. From the letters and diaries of those diggers who fought across Korea's unforgiving hills and mountains to the grand strategies formulated in Washington, Moscow and Beijing, The Korean War reveals the conflict on all its levels – human, military and geopolitical. In the tradition of Les Carlyon's Gallipoli and The Great War and Paul Ham's Vietnam, Cameron Forbes has written a masterpiece that will serve as the definitive history of Australia and the Korean War.
About The Author
Cameron Forbes was born in Rockhampton, Queensland. He has been foreign editor of The Age, European and Asia correspondent for The Age and Washington correspondent for The Australian. He has reported wars and civil wars in the Middle East, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Bougainville. He has spent much time in that fascinating foreign country, Aboriginal Australia. He has received the Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award, the Canadian Award for Journalist Merit and the United Nations Association Media Peace Award.
To many Australians it was the forgotten war. To others, it is the war that has never really ended. Many of us got an insight into its awful legacy in the north with Barbara Demick's excellent Nothing to Envy. Now at last, we have the Australian take on it all. Told in Forbes' typical riveting narrative style, using everything from diaries and letters to policy and strategy documents, The Korean War lays bare the conflict in all of its human, military and geopolitical dimensions.
Published: 25th October 2010
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.0 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.97