Current Reading - June 2018

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Current Reading - June 2018

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Jun 1, 2018, 4:15pm

Jun 26, 2018, 7:29am

Looking back at the month probably the single best book I read with a military slant was Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945, where the author was having a hard time writing a conventional biography of Park as a young man so he wrote a book that ranged over issues of Korean identity, Japanese imperialism and how the Japanese army was probably harder on its officers than its enlisted men!

On the other hand while I found the first half of Japan's Imperial Army very enlightening, as learned how a bunch of disgruntled traditional warriors turned themselves in a Western-style military, the half post-Russo-Japanese War seemed a little meh; familiarity breeds contempt I suppose.