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  • Everlasting Flowerby Keith Pratt

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 27.00

    The defiant dictatorship of North Korea and the thriving democracy of South Korea may appear starkly different, but they share a complex and often misunderstood history that is ably recounted in Everlasting Flower. Keith Pratt traverses the ancient landscapes of the Koreas, from the kingdoms of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present-day 38th Parallel... more...

  • The Korean Warby Bruce Cumings

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.   For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including... more...

  • Paths to Peaceby Elizabeth Stanley

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 62.50

    Paths to Peace develops a theory about the domestic obstacles to peace in interstate wars?and the role of domestic leadership changes in overcoming these obstacles?and it tests this theory in historical case studies of the Korean War and statistical analysis of interstate wars since 1862. more...

  • Korea, the Divided Nationby Edward Olsen

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    Following its liberation from Japanese colonialism, at the end of WWII, Korea was divided into two separate nations. Because the Korean nation enjoyed a long dynastic history, its postwar partition was particularly traumatic. The ensuing Cold War years spawned the Korean War and subsequent decades of strained inter-Korean relations and tensions in... more...

  • The Cleanest Raceby B.R. Myers

    Melville House 2011; US$ 20.00

    Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic , presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime?s... more...

  • Valleys of Deathby Bill Richardson; Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "Richardson never pulls his punches in these vivid descriptions." -- Publishers Weekly Caught in the Chinese counterattack at Unsan-one of the deadliest American battles of the Cold War Era-Colonel Bill Richardson led an Alamo like defense of the few survivors before being taken prisoner. The North Koreans marched them through sub-zero weather... more...

  • Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leaderby Bradley K. Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    As a journalist, Bradley K. Martin has covered Korea and other parts of Asia for a quarter century, including stints as bureau chief for The Baltimore Sun , The Asian Wall Street Journal , Newsweek , Asia Times (for which he wrote a "Pyongyang Watch" column), and Asian Financial Intelligence . Since 1979, he has had four prolonged stays in... more...

  • The Case of Koreaby Henry Chung

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 180.00

    This volume examines how and why Japan annexed Korea in the early twentieth century and discusses the role of foreign powers (particularly the USA) in trying to bring about freedom and independence for Korea. Written by a Korean living in the USA the book is at times a harrowing account of atrocities committed by Japan against Koreans. Entirely impartial... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Korean Warby Paul M. Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 109.99

    No person is more prolific as a reference source on the Korean War than Paul Edwards?.It is a valuable and very handy reference source. more...

  • Koreaby John Melady; John M. Rockingham

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    The men from across Canada who served and fought in the Korean War were forever changed by what they saw and experienced in a faraway land. Army, navy, and air force all receive their share of long-overdue praise in this important book, which was originally published in 1983 and is now fully revised. more...