Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea
Sheila Miyoshi Jager. New York: W. W. Norton, 2013. 605 pp. Notes. Biblio. Maps. Illus. Index. $35.
Reviewed by Colonel Allan Millett, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, (Retired)
Sometimes readers don’t know what they need until they read it. Sheila Jager’s Brothers at War is the book about the Korean War that fills a gaping hole in the historiography of that remembered but misunderstood war. Having studied it for more than 20 years, including conducting research in Korea and China, I recommend this book as the best single volume on the Korean War. Its strengths, however, are likely to make some readers (especially veterans and their families) unhappy. It also will irritate the critics of the American intervention.