Korea: a walk through the land of miracles

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Prentice Hall Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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The author travels through the Republic of Korea on foot, seeking an understanding of the national psychology. He befriended a variety of people who helped shape his impressions - honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, nuns and American servicemen.

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Review: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

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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

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I consider this a prototype of his far superior later book on China, River at the Center of the World. That was a far more scholarly, balanced book. This one suffers from a noticeable lack of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Simon Winchester's many books include "The Professor and the Madman", "The Map That Changed the World", "Krakatoa", and "A Crack in the Edge of the World". Each of these has been a "New York Times" bestseller and has appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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