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  • 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...

  • A Concise History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    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...

  • 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 United States Navy in the Korean Warby Edward J. Marolda

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    This remarkable collection of works by some of the most authoritative naval historians in the United States draws on many formerly classified sources to shed new light on the U.S. Navy's role in the three-year struggle to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea. Several of the essays concentrate on fleet operations during the first critical... 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...

  • The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Koreaby Kwi-Gon Kim

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Untouched since 1953, the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) has transformed itself into one of the few ecologically pristine zones and a vital habitat for endangered species. Often cited as a potential 'peace park', it could one day be a common ground for reconciliation and harmony. A wealth of data and information has been produced over... more...

  • Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relationsby Danielle L. Chubb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping the discourse as they pursue the separate yet connected agendas of democracy, human rights, and unification. Providing international observers... 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...