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  • Modern Korea: All That Mattersby Andrew Salmon; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In no nation on earth has history accelerated with such speed as in Korea. A medieval dynasty at the end of the 19th century,it underwent a traumatic colonization,then,in its hour of liberation was divided by the great powers at the end of World War II. Devastated by a fratricidal war,the peninsula has remained divided ever since. South Korea is the... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean Warby James I. Matray; Donald W. Boose Jr.

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the background, history, conduct, tactics, clashes, and outcome of... more...

  • The Origins of the Korean Warby Peter Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi —she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to... more...

  • The History of Koreaby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This revised edition examines North and South Korea's political, socio-economic, and cultural history from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, including issues of recent political unrest and preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. more...

  • North Koreaby Paul French

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    A gripping and provocative account of one of the world’s most secretive countries. more...

  • Seoul Book of Everythingby Tim Lehnert

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    From ancient royal palaces and Korean traditional houses to all-night markets, N Seoul Tower, and the club scene, no city combines the ancient and the contemporary quite like Seoul. Local experts weigh in on one of the world?s most dynamic cities, including contributions from Robert Neff, Tracey Stark, Daniel Gray, Kim Young-sook, Joel Levin, Michael... more...

  • In Enemy Handsby Larry Zellers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.00

    " A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until his release in 1953, Zellers endured brutal conditions and inhumane treatment. Through his story, Zellers shows that, despite the opinion that... more...

  • Voices from the Korean Warby Richard Peters; Xiaobing Li

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    "In three days the number of so-called 'volunteers' reached over three hundred men. Very quickly they organized us into military units. Just like that I became a North Korean soldier and was on the way to some unknown place." -- from the book South Korean Lee Young Ho was seventeen years old when he was forced to serve in the North Korean People's... more...

  • DMZ Crossingby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The Korean demilitarized zone might be among the most heavily guarded places on earth, but it also provides passage for thousands of defectors, spies, political emissaries, war prisoners, activists, tourists, and others testing the limits of Korean division. This book focuses on a diverse selection of inter-Korean border crossers and the citizenship... more...