Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
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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Korea: a walk through the land of miraclesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Winchester, English author and resident of Hong Kong, traveled through the Republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone ... Read full review
Review: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of MiraclesUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
Fabulous writer, even if he does seem easily excited by Korean women. Korea has massively changed AGAIN in the time since this book was written. Would love to see an updated version. Read full review