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1 BRADY, JAMES. The Coldest War: A Memoir Of Korea.
Orion Books, New York: 1990. 0517576902 / 9780517576908 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-secven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time - nearly as many as dieds in ten years in Vietnam. On the fortieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. Includes an Index. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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2 BRADY, JAMES. The Scariest Place In The World: A Marine Returns To North Korea.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 2005. 0312332424 / 9780312332426 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Half a century after he fought there as a young lieutenant of Marines, James Brady returns to the brooding Korean ridgelines and mountains to sound taps for a generation. With consummate skill he summons up the past and illuminates the present, be it the Korea of "the forgotten war," the Yanks who fought there long ago, or today's soldiers standing as wary sentinels over "the scariest place in the world." Includes an Index. "James Brady has done it again. A riveting and illuminating insight into a dark corner of the world." - Tim Russert, NBC's Meet The Press 
Price: 9.41 USD
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3 CHINESE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS. Kyongju: A Thousand-year Capitol.
Keun Woo Lee, Seoul: 1991. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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4 CHOI, SUHI. Embattled Memories: Contested Meanings In Korean War Memorials.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Korean War has been called the "forgotten war," not as studied as World War II or Vietnam. Choi examines the collective memory of the Korean War through five discrete memory sites in the United States and South Korea, including the PBS documentary Battle for Korea, the Korean War Memorial in Salt Lake City, and the statue of General Douglas MacArthur in Incheon, South Korea. She contends that these sites are not static; rather, they are active places where countermemories of the war clash with the official state-sanctioned remembrance. Through lively and compelling analysis of these memory sites, which include two differing accounts of the No Gun Ri massacre--contemporaneous journalism and oral histories by survivors--Choi shows diverse narratives of the Korean War competing for dominance in acts of remembering. Embattled Memories is an important interdisciplinary work in two fields, memory studies and public history, from an understudied perspective, that of witnesses to the Korean War. Suhi Choi studied at Korea University in Seoul, Brooklyn College, and Temple University. She is assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah. Her articles have appeared in Rhetoric and Public Affairs; Media, Culture, and Society; Qualitative Inquiry; Asian Cinema; the Public Historian; and Memory Studies. "An interesting, informative, and creative book; Choi's insights will remain relevant for years to come." -- Bonnie Brennen, Nieman Professor of Journalism, Marquette University "The great strength of this book is the clarity and vivacity with which Choi conveys the complex struggle of meanings in a wide range of media: television documentaries, memorials, statues, oral histories and newspaper accounts. Anyone who wants to understand the effects of the Korean conflict on those who lived through it or who seek to memorialize it will find this a compelling read." -- Daniel Kim, associate professor of English, Brown University 
Price: 41.52 USD
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5 COOK, HAROLD F. Korea's 1884 Incident: Its Background And Kim Ok-kyun's Elusive Dream.
Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch in conjunction with Taewon Publishing Company, Seoul: 1972. First Printing. Monograph Series No. 4. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Kim Ok-kyun was one of the pioneer advocates of reform and modernization in late nineteenth century Korea; the incident of December 4, 1884 was an unsuccessful attempt by Kim and some of his closest friends to seize the reins of power and to lead their country out of the darkness in which it slumbered; Meiji Japan ws their model. Kim Ok-kyun is a legendary figure in modern Korean history, and the incident of 1884 is a controversial event. To the present day, both continue to evoke discussion and disagreement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 54.14 USD
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6 CRANE, CONRAD C. American Airpower Strategy In Korea, 1950-1953.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2000. Modern War Studies. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Korean War was the first armed engagement for the newly formed U.S. Air Force, but far from the type of conflict it expected or wanted to fight. As the first air war of the nuclear age, it posed a major challenge to the service to define and successfully carry out its mission by stretching the constraints of limited war while avoiding the excesses of total war. Conrad Crane analyzes both the successes and failures of the air force in Korea, offering a balanced treatment of how the air war in Korea actually unfolded. He examines the Air Force's contention that it could play a decisive role in a non-nuclear regional war but shows that the fledgling service was held to unrealistically high expectations based on airpower's performance in World War II, despite being constrained by the limited nature of the Korean conflict. As America observes the fiftieth anniversary of its initial engagement in Korea, Crane's book is an important reminder of the lessons learned there. And as airpower continues to be a cornerstone of American defense, this examination of its uses in Korea provides new insights about the air force's capabilities and limitations. Conrad C. Crane is chief historical services, US Army Heritage and Education Center, US Army War College and the author of Bombs, Cities, and Civilians: American Airpower Strategy in World War II. He is the recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime contributions to the field of military history. Crane exposes the tensions and rivalries between services, showing that emphasis on strategic bombing came at the expense of air support for ground troops, and he tells how interactions between army and air force generals shaped the air force's mission and strategy. He also addresses misunderstandings about plans to use nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in the war and includes new information from pilot correspondence about the informal policy of "hot pursuit" over the Yalu that existed at the end of the war. The book considers not only the actual air effort in Korea but also its ramifications. The air force doubled in size during the war and used that growth to secure its position in the defense establishment, but it wagered its future on its ability to deliver nuclear weapons in a high-intensity conflict—a position that left it unprepared to fight the next limited war in Vietnam. "A first-class piece of work and significant contribution to the Korean War literature. This book is a winner."—David R. Mets, author of Master of Air Power: General Carl A. Spaatz and Land-Based Airpower in Third World Crises "A fine complement, supplement, and antidote to the best works on airpower in the Korean War and a fitting companion to Mark Clotfelter's Limits of Air Power, the best single book about the Vietnam air campaign."—Allan R. Millett, author of Semper Fidelis: The History of the U.S. Marine Corps and For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America 
Price: 38.00 USD
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7 DEUCHLER, MARTINA. Harvard East Asian Monographs 378. Under The Ancestors' Eyes: Kinship, Status, And Locality In Premodern Korea.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Under the Ancestors' Eyes presents a new approach to Korean social history by focusing on the origin and development of the indigenous descent group. Martina Deuchler maintains that the surprising continuity of the descent-group model gave the ruling elite cohesion and stability and enabled it to retain power from the early Silla (fifth century) to the late nineteenth century. This argument, underpinned by a fresh interpretation of the late-fourteenth-century Koryo-Choson transition, illuminates the role of Neo-Confucianism as an ideological and political device through which the elite regained and maintained dominance during the Choson period. Neo-Confucianism as espoused in Korea did not level the social hierarchy but instead tended to sustain the status system. In the late Choson, it also provided ritual models for the lineage-building with which local elites sustained their preeminence vis-ą-vis an intrusive state. Though Neo-Confucianism has often been blamed for the rigidity of late Choson society, it was actually the enduring native kinship ideology that preserved the strict social-status system. By utilizing historical and social anthropological methodology and analyzing a wealth of diverse materials, Deuchler highlights Korea's distinctive elevation of the social over the political. Martina Deuchler is Professor Emerita of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 
Price: 75.95 USD
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8 DOKDO RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION & DOKDO INSTITUTE. Dokdo In Korea: A Story Of Dokdo Island, A Korean Territory.
Dokdo Research and Preservation Association & Dokdo Institute. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
A response in opposition to Japan's proposal to take the Dokdo issue to the International Court of Justice. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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9 DUNCAN, DAVID DOUGLAS. This Is War! A Photo - Narrative In Three Parts.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1951. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
A book which happens to have been made possible by the war in Korea. It is simply an effort to show something of what a man endures when his country decides to go to war, with or without his personal agreement on the righteousness of the cause. Contains numerous black and white photographs. 
Price: 89.25 USD
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10 ECKERT, CARTER J. Offspring Of Empire: The Koch'ang Kims And The Colonial Origins Of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945.
University of Washington Press, Seattle and Washington: 1991. 0295970650 / 9780295970653 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. There is a very small amount of underlining. 
Here is a history of capitalism in South Korea that describes what preceded the country's subsequent economic prominence. It is one of the great stories of our time and has captured the interest and imagination of scholars throughout the world. Includes an Index. 
Price: 95.48 USD
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11 EICHENGREEN, BARRY; PERKINS, DWIGHT H.; SHIN, KWANHO. Harvard East Asian Monographs 350. From Miracle To Maturity: The Growth Of The Korean Economy.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The economic growth of South Korea has been a remarkable success story. After the Korean War, the country was one of the poorest economies on the planet; by the twenty-first century, it had become a middle-income country, a member of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (the club of advanced economies), and home to some of the world's leading industrial corporations. And yet, many Koreans are less than satisfied with their country's economic performance, given the continuing financial volatility and sluggish growth since the Korean economic crisis of 1997-1998. From Miracle to Maturity offers a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the growth of the Korean economy, starting with the aggregate sources of growth (growth of the labor force, the stock of capital, and productivity) and then delving deeper into the roles played by structural change, exports, foreign investment, and financial development. The authors provide a detailed examination of the question of whether the Korean economy is now underperforming and ask, if so, what can be done to solve the problem. Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Dwight H. Perkins is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Kwanho Shin is Professor of Economics at Korea University. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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12 HALBERSTAM, DAVID. The Coldest War: America And The Korean War.
Hyperion, New York: 2007. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest War changes that. Halberstam gives us a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.45 USD
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13 KIM, BYUNG-KOOK & VOGEL. EZRA F. (EDITORS). The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation Of South Korea.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1961 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979 it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society in the making, which would lead to a democratic breakthrough eight years later. The transformation took place during the years of Park Chung Hee's presidency. Park seized power in a coup in 1961 and ruled as a virtual dictator until his assassination in October 1979. He is credited with modernizing South Korea, but at a huge political and social cost. South Korea's political landscape under Park defies easy categorization. The state was predatory yet technocratic, reform-minded yet quick to crack down on dissidents in the name of political order. The nation was balanced uneasily between opposition forces calling for democratic reforms and the Park government's obsession with economic growth. The chaebol (a powerful conglomerate of multinationals based in South Korea) received massive government support to pioneer new growth industries, even as a nationwide campaign of economic shock therapy—interest hikes, devaluation, and wage cuts—met strong public resistance and caused considerable hardship. This landmark volume examines South Korea's era of development as a study in the complex politics of modernization. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources in both English and Korean, these essays recover and contextualize many of the ambiguities in South Korea's trajectory from poverty to a sustainable high rate of economic growth. Byung-Kook Kim is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Korea University. Ezra F. Vogel is Henry Ford II Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, at Harvard University and former Director of Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center. "This significant work on the Park Chung Hee era is composed of 21 chapters by as many Korean specialists… The work provides an enhanced understanding of the political and economic goals of Park Chung Hee (i.e., rich country and strong military) and the forceful means he was willing to use to achieve these goals. The scope and insightfulness of this collection of essays on this critical period in South Korean history make it a must for undergraduate and graduate library collections on Korea. It is strongly recommended for private collections on Korea as well."—J.M. Peek, Choice "Park emerges in these essays as a remarkably skillful politician, and the political dimensions of almost all economic policies were foremost in his calculations… This excellent collection of essays convincingly argues that any examination of South Korea as a model of how a poor country can climb out of poverty needs to factor in the personality of Park Chung Hee and the domestic and international politics of the time."—Michael J. Seth, The Historian "Somehow [this] escaped the notice of much of the broader world… This [collection] is superb, as it offers a very detailed and also fairly comprehensive look at the seminal years for South Korean economic growth… Not everyone will want 650 pp. on economic (and other) policy under South Korean autocracy, but if you do this is the book for you."—Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution "This remarkable book will establish itself as the most significant work on the Park period."—Stephan Haggard, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego 
Price: 23.70 USD
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14 KOREAN OVERSEAS INFORMATION SERVICE. A Handbook Of Korea.
Fourth edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Library discard. Reading copy. 
Discusses the Korean land and people, history, culture and arts, customs and traditions, government, unification policy, defense, economy and industry, saemaul undong, education, social developmnt, and tourism. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.04 USD
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15 MARTIN, SAMUEL E.; KIM, JINNY (REVISED BY). Practical Korean: Your Guide To Speaking Korean Quickly And Effortlessly In A Few Hours.
Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon: 2013. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Planning a short visit to Korea? Don't forget to include a copy of Practical Korean! This book by Samuel E. Martin, renowned Asian language expert and professor emeritus at Yale University, provides a "quick" and successful approach to speaking Korean. Recently updated to reflect current conversational Korean usage and vocabulary, this book is designed to be concise, fun, and useful for beginners without any previous knowledge of the language. Taking a functional approach to Korean language learning, Practical Korean provides all the basics you need, beginning with correct pronunciation and a few key grammar points in the very first page, followed by 47 short lessons which include everyday examples that reinforce key vocabulary and proper sentence patterns. From "Names and Greetings" to "Casual Remarks Using -ji yo", people who are only visiting or staying in Korea for a short time will quickly gain confidence to get around and express themselves in simple conversational Korean. Both Hangul, the native alphabet of the Korean language, and standard romanization system used in South Korea today are also incorporated throughout the book. Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate degree and master's degree in Oriental languages from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean. 
Price: 12.30 USD
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16 MCCUNE, SHANNON. Korea: Land Of Broken Calm.
D. Van Nostrand Co., Princeton: 1966. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A compelling introductory study of a potentially explosive country written by a Westerner who was brought up there. MacCune emphasizes the many complexities which have made Korea - the diversified geographic character of the peninsula, the historical and cultural heritage, the tradition-dominated people, and the simple agricultural village society. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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17 MURPHY, JAY. Legal Education In A Developing Nation: The Korea Experience.
Oceana Publications Inc., Dobbs Ferry: 1967. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 71.25 USD
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18 STOKESBURY, JAMES L. A Short History Of The Korean War.
William Morrow, New York: 1990. 0688095135 / 9780688095130 Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"Reducing an entire war to manageable length is a highly literary art form, and Professor Stokesbury has mastered it." - Library Journal Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.49 USD
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19 SUH, DAE-SOOK. Kim Il Sung: The North Korean Leader.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1988. 0231065728 / 9780231065726 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Front endpaper has been removed. 
A biography of North Korea's first political leader who ruled the northern half of Korea for over four decades before turning over the daily operation of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government to his son. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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20 YONG-I, YUN; KRAHL, REGINA (EDITOR). Korean Art: From The Gompertz And Other Collections In The Fizwilliam Museum - A Complete Catalogue.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2006. 0521835925 / 9780521835923 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. Very slight crumpling at top of dustjacket. 
The collection of Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is one of the finest outside the Far East, containing rich holdings of early unglazed ceramics, celadon stonewares of the Koryo dynasty, punch'ong wares and porcelains of the Choson dynasty, as well as items in glass, jade, bronze, brass, lacquer and wood. This catlogue of the Gompertz and other collections, compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, supplies detailed information on the artefacts and posits a dating system which will be useful to students and collectors of Korean art worldwide. The introductions to each type of ware represent important contributions to the subject, Essays on Korean culture and the technology of Korean ceramics set the works of art in historical context. A map of the kiln sites, a glossary of Korean terms and a list of reigns give useful background. The finest examples of each type of ware are represented in 32 pages of color illustrations, and over 450 black and white photographs show varied views of the specimens. 
Price: 235.84 USD
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