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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden
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From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Koreaand#8217;s founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the... (read more)

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
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Secretive, mysterious, and almost certainly dangerous, North Korea is an object of endless fascination—and worry—for the rest of the world. The world’s most inaccessible nuclear power, it retains Gulag-style prison camps, completely... (read more)

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The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
by Blaine Harden
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From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out. In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the... (read more)

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Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
by Suki Kim
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A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North... (read more)

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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
by Paul Fischer
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Just when you thought the news about North Korea and the movies couldn't get any weirder, here comes Paul Fischer's spectacular account of the real-life kidnappings of South Korea's biggest film stars by the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il. The central... (read more)

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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden
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The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as... (read more)

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Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese Comfort Women
Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese Comfort Women
by Joshua D Pilzer
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In the wake of the Asia-Pacific War, Korean survivors of the "comfort women" system-those bound into sexual slavery for the Japanese military during the war-lived under great pressure not to speak about what had happened to them. Hearts of Pine brings us... (read more)

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Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan
Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan
by Nayoung Aimee Kwon
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In Intimate Empire Nayoung Aimee Kwon examines intimate cultural encounters between Korea and Japan during the colonial era and their postcolonial disavowal. After the Japanese empireandrsquo;s collapse in 1945, new nation-centered histories in Korea and... (read more)

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Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy (New Cold War History)
Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans, and the Making of a Democracy (New Cold War History)
by Gregg Brazinsky
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"[One of] the most interesting books about South Korea. . . . For those who wonder how Korea came to be so heavily influenced by the U.S., historian Gregg Brazinsky has some answers. The author presents South Korea as a successful example of American... (read more)

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Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan
Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan
by Nayoung Aimee Kwon
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In Intimate Empire Nayoung Aimee Kwon examines intimate cultural encounters between Korea and Japan during the colonial era and their postcolonial disavowal. After the Japanese empireandrsquo;s collapse in 1945, new nation-centered histories in Korea and... (read more)

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Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea
Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea
by Jang Jin-sung
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THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang... (read more)

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The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea
The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea
by Charles Robert Jenkins
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In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized... (read more)

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History of Korea (Palgrave Essential Histories)
History of Korea (Palgrave Essential Histories)
by Kyung Hwang
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A concise, lively history of Korea, which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the ancient era through to the jarring transformation that resulted in two distinctive trajectories through the modern world. Chapters flow... (read more)

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Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979
Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979
by Paul Chang
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1970s South Korea is characterized by many as the "dark age for democracy." Most scholarship on South Korea's democracy movement and civil society has focused on the "student revolution" in 1960 and the large protest cycles in the 1980s which were... (read more)

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A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present
A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present
by Michael J. Seth
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This comprehensive and balanced history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly insular society in a global... (read more)

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Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945
Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945
by Kyung Moon Hwang
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The first book to explore the institutional, ideological, and conceptual development of the modern state on the peninsula, Rationalizing Korea analyzes the stateand#8217;s relationship to five social sectors, each through a distinctive interpretive theme:... (read more)

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The Making of Modern Korea: A History (Asia's Transformations)
The Making of Modern Korea: A History (Asia's Transformations)
by Adrian Buzo
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This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea's regional and geographical context, through which... (read more)

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Koreans : Contemporary Politics and Society (3RD 96 Edition)
Koreans : Contemporary Politics and Society (3RD 96 Edition)
by Donald S. Macdonald
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An introduction to Korean history, politics, diplomacy, and military matters, as well as society and culture. Includes a glossary and an appendix on the Korean language. This third edition reflects changes during the past five years, with discussion... (read more)

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North Korea Caught in Time: Images of War and Reconstruction
North Korea Caught in Time: Images of War and Reconstruction
by Chris Springer
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Springer, an author and curator of the 2002 exhibition Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Budapest, collects about 150 b&w photos from North Korea--many never published before--drawn from the Hungarian National Museum and the Military History... (read more)

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Korea, Divided Nation (05 Edition)
Korea, Divided Nation (05 Edition)
by Olsen
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"Beginning with the earliest history of the Korean people, Olsen undertakes a succinct but remarkably thorough overview of Korea's unique history and culture prior to the 20th century. He also lays the political and social foundations for the calamitous... (read more)

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