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  • The Failure of Socialism in South Koreaby Yunjong Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right conditions for development, the Korean socialist tendency... more...

  • The Lineby William T. Bowers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The opening months of 1951 comprised the first winter of the Korean War, and the fighting was as intense as the weather. In The Line: Combat in Korea, January-February 1951 , William T. Bowers analyzes this significant period and its effects on the remainder of the war. The Line is the first of three volumes about the Korean War that focus on combat... more...

  • Korean Unification in a New Eraby Victor Cha

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 36.99

    In light of growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the CSIS Korea Chair held a major conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification, and this report provides a record of that conference. more...

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598by James B. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war ? the invasion of Korea in the 1590s by Japan?s ruler Hideyoshi. This... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean Warby Professor Donald W Boose Jr; Professor James I Matray

    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 key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten... more...

  • The Origins of the Korean Warby Peter Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has also written an extended conclusion with a discussion... more...

  • Sgt. Recklessby Robin Hutton

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, 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...

  • The History of Korea, 2nd Editionby Djun Kil Kim

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Korea continues to be featured in the news, especially after the succession of Kim Jong-un as leader of North Korea and his threats of nuclear attack. Yet the reported instability of the North is contrasted by the rapid modernization revolution of the South. Author Djun Kil Kim analyzes how tragic experiences in the regions' collective history?particularly... more...

  • China's Battle for Koreaby Xiaobing Li

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally... more...

  • Red Devils over the Yaluby Igor Seidov; Stuart Britton

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first - and only - full-scale air war in the jet age. It was in the skies of North Korea where Soviet and American pilots came together in fierce aerial clashes. The best pilots of the opposing systems, the most powerful air forces, and the most up-to-date aircraft in the world in this period of history came together... more...