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  • 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...

  • Koreas, Theby Mary Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 105.00

    ""Overall, both books nicely describe the main features of those countries and provide a valuable resource for travelers, businesspeople, and beginning students. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, general readers, and professionals." This title has been reviewed jointly with "Japan," by Lucien Ellington. - Choice 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...

  • Korean War, Theby Paul Edwards

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 72.00

    "Today, 50-plus years after the conflict, the experience of being a soldier during the Korean War is generally unknown. Edwards presents a concise text for students and general readers offering an overview of the daily routines of soldiers during The Forgotten War. Coverage includes background information on the outbreak of the war and physical and... more...

  • History of Korea, Theby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    "[P]rovides middle and high school students and interested adult readers with comprehensive coverage of Korea's history, going back to its roots in Neolithic civilization. Kim discusses everything from tradition and the challenges of building a nation in the East Asian world system to Korea's global setting today." - Multicultural Review ]]> 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...

  • Primitive Selvesby E. Taylor Atkins

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese... 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...