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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Review: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of MiraclesUser Review - Annm - Goodreads
I think part of the reason I enjoyed this book is that I have traveled to Korea for work, and I realy like it there. It was interesting to read of Zwinchester's opinions about the place. However, they ... Read full review
Review: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of MiraclesUser Review - David Jacobson - Goodreads
This is an evocatively written travelogue that combines the author's journey, by foot, along the length of South Korea with historical and cultural anecdotes. I read this while traveling in Korea and ... Read full review
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