September 25, 2023

Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself

‘Korea at War’ traces roots of Korean War back to 19th century and debunks myths that North Korea and US still propagate

“Korea at War: Conflicts that Shaped the World” is Michael J. Seth’s ninth book on the country, and with the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement this month, it provides a timely framework to understand the division of this land and its people. 

While many readers may yawn at the prospect of another book on the Korean War certainly the title and cover do this one no favors the content is informative, balanced and supported by enough analysis to provide value for even the most seasoned of readers.