The Two Koreas

The Two Koreas

A Contemporary History

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
An intense look into the Korea that most people do not know about details the near war between the U.S. and Korea in 1994 during a nuclear weapons crisis, potential future dilemmas, the troops poised at the demilitarized zone, and other important facts, drawn on twenty-five years of extensive research.

Perseus Publishing
The Two Koreas is the definitive text of contemporary Korean history from the hottest point of the Cold War to the present.

The struggle between the two Koreas has repeatedly claimed the headlines of the world in acts of terrorism and heroism, showdowns over nuclear weapons programs on both sides of the lines, the sudden deaths of leaders, and historic turning points in the relationship with the outside powers of Japan, Russia, and China.Don Oberdorfer lived through many of these crises as a journalist for the Washington Post. Building on his extensive experience, many previously unavailable documents, and unparalleled access to the leadership circles of the two Korean states and the great powers, he has written a gripping narrative history of Korea’s travails and triumphs over the past quarter century. The involvement of the outside world—including a chilling account of the nuclear showdown that brought the United States perilously close to war with North Korea in 1994—receives extensive treatment and special emphasis.Korea represents the last vestige of the Cold War. The Two Koreas places that political tension within a historical context, looking at democratic South Korea and communist North Korea through the lens of the past twenty-five years. Oberdorfer’s work is the definitive text of contemporary Korea.


Baker
& Taylor

Details the near war between the U.S. and Korea in 1994 during a nuclear crisis, potential future dilemmas, the troops poised at the demilitarized zone, and other important facts, drawn from twenty-five years of extensive research

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1997.
ISBN: 9780201409277
0201409275
Branch Call Number: 951.904 OBE
Characteristics: xvii, 472 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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