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- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
This book argues that North Korea has outlived forecasts of its collapse because of Juche ?a unique political institution built on the simple notion of self-determination, whose meanings and limits have been shaped by Koreans? experiences with colonialism, war, and development amidst surrounding superpowers that have complicated their aspirations.... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99
The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military action since World War II. This book is the first to compare in depth what happened and why. Using official and unofficial... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 32.00
Prisoners suffer in every conflict, but American servicemen captured during the Korean War faced a unique ordeal. Like prisoners in other wars, these men endured harsh conditions and brutal mistreatment at the hands of their captors. In Korea, however, they faced something new: a deliberate enemy program of indoctrination and coercion designed to... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99
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...
- 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...