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North Korea

Loyd E. Eskildson "Pragmatist"
The list author says: "North Korea, the mysterious "hermit kingdom," is increasingly becoming a major problem for the U.S. Meanwhile, it refuses to help itself by learning from China's similar experiences."
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
"Excellent background on how N.K. got to be the mess it is now, and why it is not likely to change, absent perhaps a push from China."
The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
"Detailed and credible summary by a writer who has lived decades in South Korea and visited North Korea several times."
In North Korea: An American Travels Through an Imprisoned Nation
In North Korea: An American Travels Through an Imprisoned Nation
"The Chinese-American author visited North Korea, as well as her nearby native area within China, and North Korean refugees. Insightful, accurate, and tragic."
National Geographic - Inside North Korea
National Geographic - Inside North Korea
"Incredible documentation of the brain-washing and poverty within North Korea."
Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea
Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea
"Good insights from one formerly privy to inside machinations within North Korea."
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
"An excellent history of North Korea, including the relatively current status of those living there today."
This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood
"Good story of a young boy and his life in North Korea before escaping with his family to China and then South Korea."
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
"Excellent material derived from interviewing a number of North Koreans who escaped from the same town in the northern part of the nation."