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  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom

    My Escape from North Korea

    by Eunsun Kim and 2 more

    Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated.By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Korea

    Where the American Century Began

    by Michael Pembroke

    This lucid book should be compulsory reading for anyone who wonders how the situation on the Korean peninsula has deteriorated to the point it is today. It demonstrates the truth of the axiom that unless you know the history, you cannot see the future. The failed invasion of North Korea by US-led forces in late 1950 and the unrelenting three-year long bombing campaign of North Korean cities, towns ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • A Kim Jong-Il Production

    The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History

    by Paul Fischer

    A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regimeBefore becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Great Successor

    The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

    by Anna Fifield

    The Great Successor is an irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command.One of the most ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Cleanest Race

    How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    by B.R. Myers

    Understanding North Korea through its propagandaWhat 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 of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader

    North Korea and the Kim Dynasty

    by Bradley K. Martin

    Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader offers in-depth portraits of North Korea's two ruthless and bizarrely Orwellian leaders, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Lifting North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation, this book will take readers inside a society, that to a Westerner, will appear to be from another planet. Subsisting on a diet short on food grains and long on lies, North Koreans ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • The Impossible State

    North Korea, Past and Future

    by Victor Cha

    The definitive account of North Korea - its veiled past and uncertain future - from former White House adviser and Korea expert Victor Cha‘We killed Americans.We are killing Americans.We will kill Americans.’North Korean schoolchildren conjugating verbsHow did North Korea become The Impossible State, where citizens found humming South Korean pop songs risk being sent to a gulag, and yet a starving ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New Koreans

    The Business, History and People of South Korea

    by Mr Michael Breen

    'As good a guide to a fascinating country in transformation as you will get.' Management TodayIn the course of a couple of generations, South Koreans took themselves out of the paddy fields and into Silicon Valley, establishing themselves as a democracy alongside the advanced countries of the world. Yet for all their ambition and achievement, the new Koreans are a curiously self-deprecating people ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

    by Victor Maere

    How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a ... Read more


  • MIG Alley: The Fight For Air Superiority [Illustrated Edition]

    by William Y’Blood

    Includes more than 20 photo illustrationsThe fight for air superiority began the day the Korean War started and only ended with the armistice three years later. Once the shock of the North Koreans’ invasion wore off, it did not take long for the United States Air Force, assisted by other United Nations air forces, to destroy the North Korean Air Force. The arrival of the MiG-15 in November 1950, ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Give Me Tomorrow

    The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story -- The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company

    by Patrick K. O'Donnell

    An epic story of valor and sacrifice by a legendary Marine company in the Korean War brought to gripping, cinematic light by an acclaimed historian ("Gives the brave Marines of George Company long overdue recognition"--New York Post)"What would you want if you could have any wish?" asked the photojournalist of the haggard, bloodied Marine before him. The Marine gaped at his interviewer. The ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Border - A Journey Around Russia


    by Erika Fatland and 1 more

    A journey along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way."Erika Fatland [is] shaping up to be one of the Nordics' most exciting new travel writers" National Geographic**SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORDS DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020**"A hauntingly ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 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 Bruce Cumings's leading history of the modern era into the present. The small country, overshadowed in the imperial era, crammed against great powers during the Cold War, and divided and ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Three Tigers, One Mountain

    A Journey through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea and Japan

    by Michael Booth

    'The next Bill Bryson' New York TimesTwo tigers cannot share the same mountain - Chinese proverbDespite geographical proximity, cultural similarities, and shared status as highly powerful nations, China, Korea and Japan love to hate each other. Why?In search of an answer, Michael Booth journeys across East Asia to explore the mutual animosity that frequently threatens to draw the world into all ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD


    Lives and Lies in the State of Truth

    by Rory Maclean and 1 more

    North Koreans could change the world. Today their country can annihilate South Korea and Japan. By 2020 their aim is to have submarine-launched missiles able to nuke the US mainland.So who are the North Koreans? What do they think and feel? Are they belligerent automatons, indoctrinated by years of propaganda, with fingers hovering over trigger buttons? Or simply ordinary men and women who have ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Frozen Chosin: U.S. Marines At The Changjin Reservoir [Illustrated Edition]

    by Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons

    series Marines In The Korean War Commemorative Series #7
    Includes more than 40 maps, plans and illustrations.This volume in the official History of the Marine Corps chronicles the part played by United States Marines in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.The race to the Yalu was on. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur’s strategic triumph at Inchon and the subsequent breakout of the U.S. Eighth Army from the Pusan Perimeter and the recapture of Seoul had ... Read more

    $3.82 AUD

  • A History of Korea

    From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict

    by Jinwung Kim

    Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day, Jinwung Kim recounts the rich and fascinating ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Korean Mind

    Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture

    by Boye Lafayette De Mente

    The Koreans: understanding a people and their culture through key words and language.Koreans have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes and behavior may be influenced by the modern world, the Korean mindset is still very much shaped by ancient culture and traditions. As is the case with all ancient cultures created within ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • North Korea Confidential

    Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

    by Daniel Tudor and 1 more

    ****Named one of the best books of 2015 by The Economist**Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.**North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Meltdown

    The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

    by Mike Chinoy

    When George W. Bush took office in 2001, North Korea's nuclear program was frozen and Kim Jong Il had signaled he was ready to negotiate. Today, North Korea possesses as many as ten nuclear warheads, and possibly the means to provide nuclear material to rogue states or terrorist groups. How did this happen?Drawing on more than two hundred interviews with key players in Washington, Seoul, Tokyo, ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • The Invitation-Only Zone

    The Extraordinary Story of North Korea's Abduction Project

    by Robert S. Boynton

    During the 1970s and early 80s, dozens - perhaps hundreds - of Japanese civilians were kidnapped by North Korean commandos and forced to live in 'Invitation Only Zones', high-security detention-centres masked as exclusive areas, on the outskirts of Pyongyang.The objective? To brainwash the abductees with the regime's ideology, and train them to spy on the state's behalf. But the project faltered; ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Artillery In Korea: Massing Fires And Reinventing The Wheel [Illustrated Edition]

    by D. M. Giangreco

    [Includes 10 photos illustrations]The first 9 months of the Korean War saw U.S. Army field artillery units destroy or abandon their own guns on nearly a dozen occasions. North Korean and Chinese forces infiltrated thinly held American lines to ambush units on the move or assault battery positions from the flanks or rear with, all too often, the same disastrous results. Trained to fight a linear ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Seasonal Customs of Korea

    by David E. Shaffer

    Korean Culture Series 7Seasonal Customs of KoreaThe seasonal customs of Korea are the folk traditions of everyday life that have been repeated annually throughout the ages. As such, the residents of a particular community came to share a uniformity of everyday customs by living within the same natural environment and cultural setting. In this regard, seasonal customs are closely related to the ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang

    Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

    by Chol-hwan Kang and 1 more

    "Destined to become a classic" (Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking), this harrowing memoir of life inside North Korea was the first account to emerge from the notoriously secretive country -- and it remains one of the most terrifying.Amid escalating nuclear tensions, Kim Jong-un and North Korea's other leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party state, quashing any nascent opposition ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD