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Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung

In this rare insider’s view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

“The...


A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated...


Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom inthe West

by Blaine Harden

The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped

 

North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s...


Korea: The Impossible Country

by Daniel Tudor

[Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined...


A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

by Felix Abt

Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and fascinating situation is interpreted by a true insider.

In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur...


A History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present

by Michael J. Seth

In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known...


The Koreans

by Michael Breen

The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation...


The Korean War: An International History

by Wada Haruki

This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through the armistice—is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world’s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly...


Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

by Jack Cheevers

In 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission: to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and...


Dundurn Korean War Library Bundle: Fighting Words / Korea / Triumph at Kapyong / Deadlock in Korea / Cross-Border Warriors

by Fred Gaffen, Dan Bjarnason & Ted Barris

This ebook bundle contains five books that chronicle Canada's participation in the conflict that gripped the Korean peninsula from 1950-53 and resulted in two very different nations that remain at odds today....


A Concise History of Korea: From the Neolithic Period through the Nineteenth Century

by Michael J. Seth

This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students...


Exodus to North Korea: Shadows from Japan's Cold War

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Through travels that range from Geneva to Pyongyang, this remarkable book takes readers on an odyssey through one of the most extraordinary forgotten tragedies of the Cold War: the "return" of over 90,000 people,...


Last Days of Kim Jong-Il

by Jr. Bruce Bechtol

North Korea has remained a thorn in the side of the United States ever since its creation in the aftermath of the Korean conflict of 1950û1953. Crafting a foreign policy that effectively deals with North Korea,...


Korea: A History

by Bong-youn Choy & Younghill Kang

This detailed, scholarly history of Korea is a comprehensive political and socioeconomic history from 57 B.C. to modern times, including North and South Korea.

Specializing in Korean industrial structure, economic...


North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

by Ian Jeffries

There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue...


Korea's Fight for Freedom

by A. Fred

Korea's Fight for Freedom Originally published in 1920, this is an exhaustive examnation of Korea's struggle for freedom from oppressive Japanese rule. 'In this book I describe the struggle of an ancient people...


Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

by Sheila Miyoshi Jager

“The most balanced and comprehensive account of the Korean War.”—The Economist Sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War has not yet ended. Sheila...


The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

by B.R. Myers

Understanding North Korea through its propaganda

What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?

Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor...


Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History (Updated)

by Bruce Cumings

"Passionate, cantankerous, and fascinating. Rather like Korea itself."--Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book ReviewKorea has endured a "fractured, shattered twentieth century," and this updated edition brings...


The Old Garden

by Hwang Sok-Yong & Jay Oh

Political prisoner Hyun Woo is freed after eighteen years to find no trace of the world he knew. The friends with whom he shared utopianist dreams are gone. His Seoul is unrecognizably transformed and aggressively...