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The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

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Ever since Korea was first divided at the end of World War II, the tension between its northern and southern halves has riveted—and threatened to embroil—the rest of the world. In this landmark history, now thoroughly revised and updated in conjunction with Korea expert Robert Carlin, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer grippingly describes how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacy—and how they might yet be reconciled.

Review:

"At a time when frivolous sensationalism dominates the media, it illustrates the virtues of a life given to honest, independent, inquiring journalism." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"The Two Koreas majestically fulfills Oberdorfer's goal of drawing attention to the role outside powers have played in the two Koreas' history." Washington Post

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"Assembled into a clear and unpretentious journalistic narrative of the past quarter-century's public and behind-the-scenes political and diplomatic efforts to solve the Korea questions." The Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"This truly important work will, without question, become the standard against which other books on modern Korea will be judged." Donald P. Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

Synopsis:

A new edition of the definitive overview of contemporary Korean history, updated with new material to account for recent, dramatic events.

Synopsis:

Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.

About the Author

Don Oberdorfer wrote for the Washington Post for twenty-five years. He was a National Book Award finalist for Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War and holds a Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton for public service. He is currently a resident scholar at Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465051625
Subtitle:
Revised And Updated A Contemporary History
Author:
Oberdorfer, Don
Author:
Carlin, James
Author:
Carlin, Robert
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Korea (South)
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Korea (South) History.
Subject:
Korea (North) History.
Subject:
World History-Korea
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed., rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
106-3
Publication Date:
20011206
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.44 in
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 560 pages Basic Books - English 9780465051625 Reviews:
"Review" by , "At a time when frivolous sensationalism dominates the media, it illustrates the virtues of a life given to honest, independent, inquiring journalism."
"Review" by , "The Two Koreas majestically fulfills Oberdorfer's goal of drawing attention to the role outside powers have played in the two Koreas' history."
"Review" by , "Assembled into a clear and unpretentious journalistic narrative of the past quarter-century's public and behind-the-scenes political and diplomatic efforts to solve the Korea questions."
"Review" by , "This truly important work will, without question, become the standard against which other books on modern Korea will be judged."
"Synopsis" by ,
A new edition of the definitive overview of contemporary Korean history, updated with new material to account for recent, dramatic events.
"Synopsis" by ,
Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.
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