“A war that killed upwards of four million people, 35,000 of them Americans, is remembered mainly as an odd conflict sandwiched between the good war (World War II) and the bad war (Vietnam).”

“At the height of McCarthyism in the early 1950s, he directed his indefatigable curiosity to the origins and conduct of the war, at a time when our liberal newspaper of record, the New York Times, was suggesting that war protesters should be jailed— a time when the McCarran Internal Security Act, passed by Congress in September 1950, authorized detention camps for dissenters. Stone shopped the book to dozens of publishers, all of whom saw it as too much of a “hot potato,” until finally Monthly Review Press agreed to bring it out.”

Bruce Cumings, Preface “The Hidden History of the Korean War: 1950-1951 (Forbidden Bookshelf)” by I. F. Stone,