Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Intrepid Americans: Bold ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by magus_books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: iUniverse, Inc.; 2005; Paperback; used paperback. light wear, binding is solid, PO bookplate affixed to verso of second fep, text is clean, wraps lightly scuffed with light bumping to edges otherwise clean, page edges lightly scuffed but clean.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Intrepid Americans: Bold Koreans--Early Korean Trade, Concessions, And Entrepreneurship Paperback – October 21, 2005

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$11.11 $10.55

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$16.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Don Southerton is a long-time student of entrepreneurialism, business, and cultural history. His current academic research focuses on American business endeavors linked to South Korea?specifically, the impact of culture and norms within business organizations. Professionally, Southerton seeks to translate his studies and insights into writings, lectures, and workshops. Moreover, Southerton maintains an active schedule overseeing a consulting firm that optimizes teamwork, strategic alignment, and communication within corporations both in North America and Korea.

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (October 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595370683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595370689
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,458,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By M. Smith on December 10, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
International business consultant and author of A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm, Don Southerton aims to present a look into early examples of American entrepreneurship in Korea. However, the unique title's ambition might leave more questions than answers.

At only 169 pages in length, Intrepid Americans, Bold Koreans essentially revolves around the professional career of one such American businessman, Henry Collbran, as well as the ill-fated tale of American "pirate" ship, the General Sherman. Both are covered in moderate detail but venture little outside of their immediate impact on history.

Hollbran's story is fascinating and fortuitous. The road to the lucrative goldmining concessions that he obtained with his partner, Harry Bostwick, through the influence of diplomat Dr. Horace Allen were certainly worthy of note. His good fortune is carefully mapped out and delightful to follow. However, the narrative is short and doesn't delve into other businessmen of the time who certainly had remarkable stories to tell.

The infamous General Sherman narrative, while entertaining and well-constructed, includes debatable historical inaccuracies. Southerton claims that after the crew was killed in 1866, the ship was returned to America and eventually sunk outside Wilmington, North Carolina in 1874; unfortunately, this is not a widely accepted fate. The story of the ship's involvement in Korea is fascinating but its history is frustratingly convoluted. For one, the Sherman was once known as the USS Princess Royal. Another problem is that there were numerous ships with the same name built around the same time. For example, one was a mammoth 774 ton screw steamboat while the another was a 187 ton tinclad river gunboat.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Intrepid Americans: Bold Koreans--Early Korean Trade, Concessions, And Entrepreneurship
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Intrepid Americans: Bold Koreans--Early Korean Trade, Concessions, And Entrepreneurship