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The two Koreas : a contemporary history

Author: Don Oberdorfer
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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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"--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Oberdorfer
ISBN: 0465051626 9780465051625
OCLC Number: 47831650
Description: xv, 521 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Where the wild birds sing --
The end of the beginning --
The trouble deepens --
The Carter chill --
Assassination and aftermath --
Terror and talk --
The battle for democracy in Seoul --
The great Olympic coming-out party --
Moscow switches sides --
China shifts its ground --
Joining the nuclear issue --
Withdrawal and engagement --
Showdown over nuclear weapons --
Death and accord --
North Korea in crisis --
Turn toward engagement.
Responsibility: Don Oberdorfer.
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