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  • Koreaby Christoph Bluth

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    Korea is one of the critical flashpoints in the world today. News of North Korea's recent nuclear tests, conducted in defiance of international pressure, drew widespread condemnation and raised serious concerns about the threat now posed to regional and international security by the regime of North Korea's dear leader Kim Jong-Il. This book penetrates... more...

  • Ship of Miraclesby Bill Gilbert; Alexander M Haig

    Triumph Books 2000; US$ 13.99

    It was a miracle worthy of the season. When Captain Leonard La Rue spied from his twelve-man merchant ship, the Meredith Victory, the throng of Korean refugees on the docks of a city in flames, he didn't hesitate to do what others would consider impossible. In December of 1950, La Rue and his skeleton crew rescued fourteen thousand Korean refugees... more...

  • Voice from the Northby Sun Joo Kim

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Voice from the North resurrects the forgotten historical memory of the people and region in late Choson Korea while also enriching the social history of the country. Sun Joo Kim accomplishes this by examining the life and work of Yi Sihang, a historically obscure person from a hinterland in Korea's northwestern region who was also a member of the... more...

  • Brothers at Warby Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33

    In this blockbusting trade debut, distinguished American professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager interweaves international events and previously unknown personal accounts to give a brilliant new history of the war, its aftermath and its global impact told from American, Korean, Soviet and Chinese sides. This is the first account to examine not only the military,... more...

  • Inside the Hermit Kingdomby Peter Goodspeed

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    Kim Jung-un has big shoes to fill. His grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, was so omnipotent that the constitution was amended after his death to keep the preserved corpse of the "Supreme Leader Eternal" nominally in power. His father Kim Jong-il had 25 years to prepare to take over but his sudden death last December robbed the... more...

  • A Concise History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students will be especially drawn to descriptions of everyday life for both elite and non-elite members of society during various historical periods.... more...

  • I Cannot Forgetby Judith Fenner Gentry; John Wilson Moore

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on the Pusan Perimeter and in one of the forward units of the western column advancing on the Yalu River, he was captured by the Chinese infantry.... more...

  • The Koreasby Charles K. Armstrong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition?s publication, the economic, political, and social differences have only intensified, making evident... more...

  • One Koreaby Shepherd Iverson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    Peaceful Korean reunification would solve a growing nuclear threat, ease regional and geopolitical tensions, and result in significant economic growth and cooperation in resource-rich Northeast Asia. The central assumption of this book is that peace and reunification can be achieved by changing the underlying incentive structure for all North Koreans,... more...

  • United Nations Participants in the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    When in 1950 the United Nations called upon its members to provide aid to South Korea, more than forty nations responded. Some of these sent troops which fought under the United Nations Command, some sent commodities and medical supplies. Some nations offered moral and political support but for a variety of reasons were not able to send aid. This book... more...