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  • Rethinking the Korean Warby William Stueck

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Fought on what to Westerners was a remote peninsula in northeast Asia, the Korean War was a defining moment of the Cold War. It militarized a conflict that previously had been largely political and economic. And it solidified a series of divisions--of Korea into North and South, of Germany and Europe into East and West, and of China into the mainland... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet... more...

  • Passing the Testby William T. Bowers; John T. Greenwood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    For U.S. and UN soldiers fighting the Korean War, the spring of 1951 was brutal. The troops faced a tough and determined foe under challenging conditions. The Chinese Spring Offensive of 1951 exemplified the hardships of the war, as the UN forces struggled with the Chinese troops over Line Kansas, a phase line north of the 38th parallel, in a conflict... more...

  • MASHby Otto F. M.D. Apel; Pat Apel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2001; US$ 35.00

    When North Korean forces invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, Otto Apel was a surgical resident living in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and three young children. A year later he was chief surgeon of the 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital constantly near the front lines in Korea. Immediately upon arriving in camp, Apel performed 80 hours of surgery.... more...

  • History Of Koreaby Tennant

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    "Go with me to a land whose life for ages has been a mystery", wrote a 19th-century visitor to Korea, "a land which from time unknown has kept aloof, whose people might have been the denizens of another planet". He may not have known that in the 4th century AD they had controlled much of north-east Asia and in the 8th their ships had dominated the... more...

  • Korea versus Koreaby Barry Gills

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 195.00

    This study traces the historic course of diplomatic competition between the rival Koreas within the context of a changing international system. This innovative analysis focuses on the dynamic interaction of domestic and international political economies and their effects on the conduct of diplomacy. The result is a new interpretation of the importance... more...

  • North Koreaby Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue state' or part of 'the axis of evil'. In addition, however, North Korea has recently begun experimenting with reforms along Chinese lines. The... more...

  • South Korean Engagement Policies and North Koreaby Key-young Son

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    A fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady process of homogenization between the two estranged peoples,... more...