Korea (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - Travel - 336 pages
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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land.

Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia.

With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.


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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

This travelogue written in the late 1980s tells of the author's WALK through Korea from the south up to the DMZ. His love of the country and its people are evident and a welcome dose of warmth about a ... Read full review

Review: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

User Review  - Karie - Goodreads

I read this book in preparation to move to Korea for a year. For my purposes, it was worth the read. I solid overview of the many facets of life in South Korea. It provided a good starting point of ... Read full review

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Preface to the Second Edition
Authors Note
1 In the Seamens Wake
2 The Irish Island
3 The Boat Country
4 Memorial to a Massacre
5 A Time for Meditation
9 To the Borderline
Selected Bibliography
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About the Author

6 With the Peacekeepers
7 The Roots of the Nation
8 Seoul CitySoul City
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About the author (2009)

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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