The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

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Basic Books, 2001 - History - 521 pages
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Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.

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Comprehensive and easy to read. - Goodreads
Good overview on two Countries I knew little about. - Goodreads
A must-read for anybody writing on the peninsula. - Goodreads
And his research is well-sourced and documented. - Goodreads

Review: The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)

User Review  - A. Adlilah - Goodreads

You know what happens when you read books with the same subject probably like way too many in a row? What happens is then when you read the next book, the experience began to feel tasteless; like ... Read full review

Review: The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)

User Review  - Stephen Mozug - Goodreads

The book does a good job detailing United States policy towards North and South Korea since World War II. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Don Oberdorfer wrote for the Washington Post for twenty-five years. He was a National Book Award finalist for Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War and holds a Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton for public service. He is currently a resident scholar at Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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