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- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95
Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea, presented in an accessible and attractive format. O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey of native objects from Korea, from totems(Changsung) to hair-pins(binyo), crock pots(Changdokdae) to temple bells(Jong), scissors(Kawi) to graves(mudon) explaining their... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95
[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 20.95
During the early, uncertain days of the Korean War, World War II veteran and company lieutenant Joe Owen saw firsthand how the hastily assembled mix of some two hundred regulars and raw reservists hardened into a superb Marine rifle company known as Baker-One-Seven. As comrades fell wounded and dead around them on the frozen slopes above Korea's... more...
- 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...
- Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 15.39
The first part of this book covers the role of US aircraft carriers and aircraft in stopping the North Korean initial push to the south and also their role in the famous Inchon Landing and Pusan Perimeter Break out. The last part of the first chapter deals with naval operations during the Marine's Chosin Reservoir march to the sea in December 1950.... more...
- Hellgate Press 2013; US$ 14.95
The Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. In his book, professor James N. Butcher relives his experiences as an infantryman with Fox Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, during the final year of the Korean War (1952-1953). In a graphic portrayal of living conditions on the front, Butcher describes combat actions that occurred in two... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ?Sunshine Policy? era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified cooperation both affected and reshaped existing physical,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
More than 30,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953 and more than 3,000 died, with over 1,000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those captured died in prison camps. More than 70 per cent of those who fought were 18/19 year olds doing national service. They were poorly trained... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
This is a study of the Korean War of 1950-1953 from the inside--the nuts and bolts of armed conflict. The perspective is American, with the principal focus on the relationships of the people involved: North and South Koreans, the Chinese and Soviets, and how the U.S. and its allies engaged with them all. The lives of ordinary soldiers are examined--U.S.... more...