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  • 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 Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951by Paul MacKenzie

    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...

  • The Korean Warby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 25.45

    The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world's most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms,... more...

  • The History of Koreaby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    The Koreas are two of the few countries in the East Asian world to successfully maintain political and cultural independence from China. Originated by the Han-Ye-Maek people who had migrated from North China to Manchuria and the Korean peninsula since 2000 BCE, three Korean dynasties—Great Silla, Koryo, and Choson—kept peace and prosperity... more...

  • Korea's Development Under Park Chung-Heeby Hyung-A Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex task of exploring the paradoxical nature and effects... more...

  • Development of Modern South Koreaby Kyong Ju Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Development of Modern South Korea  provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean modernization by examining the dimensions of state formation, capitalist development and nationalism. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach this book highlights the most characteristic features of South Korean modernity in relation to its historical... 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...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    New York Times Bestseller! 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... more...

  • Going Criticalby Joel S. Wit; Daniel B. Poneman; Robert L. Gallucci

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    In this work, three former US officials who played key roles in the 1994 crisis trace the intense efforts that led North Korea to freeze - and pledge to ultimately dismantle - its dangerous plutonium production programme, while avoiding a second Korean War. more...

  • Rogue Regimeby Jasper Becker

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-II is closer than ever to developing an inter-continental ballistic missile and an armoury of nuclear weapons. This work focuses on North Korea's continuing survival and lays out the rationale behind the policies pursued by North and South - and their larger neighbours. more...