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Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

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Publisher Comments:

In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea — from its southern tip to the North Korean border — in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land.

Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia.

With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.

Review:

"[E]ngaging, informed, and often humorous....[A] treasury of interesting and usually informed insights." Library Journal

About the Author

Simon Winchester was a geologist at Oxford and worked in Africa and on offshore oil rigs before becoming a full-time globe-trotting foreign correspondent and writer. He currently lives on a small farm in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an apartment in New York's West Village and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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ISBN:
9780060750442
Subtitle:
A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Author:
by Simon Winchester
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Korea (South)
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Korea (South) Description and travel.
Subject:
Winchester, Simon - Travel - Korea (South)
Subject:
Travel-Japan and Korea
Subject:
| Travel | Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.34x.81 in. .63 lbs.

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