"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
In the Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln questioned the sense of manifest destiny of the United States and asked "whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Etienne ROLLAND-PIEGUE
The assessment of the 1994 crisis is very good especially.
The information on the development of South Korean democracy is also very well done.
This book does an excellent job of explaining the oft overlooked complex relationships that make modern Korea. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael Adair
I read this book in preparation for working in Korea. The author was well placed as a journalist during the actual events reported here and has terrific access to high ranking... Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Hansen
This is an exceptionally well written book with uncanny implications to events transpiring in the world to day. I enjoyed the book very much.Published 12 months ago by GaryUno
The history of modern Korea is like reading a James Bond movie with unrealistic elements of espionage and murder on unheard of scales. This book details so much of it so well. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ty
Great book!!! I use this as a desk reference. A must have for anyone studying the Koreas. I keep this handy and even gave a copy to my Professor.Published 16 months ago by Jerry D. Cozby
This book a condensed history of the two Koreas from the end of Japanese occupation until 2000. I enjoyed it.Published on March 3, 2013 by Adam Hyde
Very interesting so far. I have not finished it by any means but an ex veteran of that era writing on what he knows is always interesting and insightfull.Published on December 5, 2012 by Everett A. Haldiman